Preteen rapper Lil' Romeo is reportedly getting ready to hit the dance floor
with TV's "Dark Angel," Jessica Alba, in an upcoming feature film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Romeo is set to star opposite
Alba in "Honey," a musical drama about a sexy, tough inner-city woman named
Honey (Alba) who has dreams of opening a neighborhood dance studio.
So where does Lil' Romeo fit into the mix? The young MC will play Benny, a
street kid who happens to be a gifted dancer. Romeo's character comes from a
broken home and faces the temptation of selling drugs, but Honey takes Benny
under her wing and persuades him to focus his energy on dancing.
The project finds music video director Bille Woodruff making his feature
directorial debut. Marc Platt ("Legally Blonde") and Uptown Records CEO
Andre Harrell are producing the film. Production in Toronto is set to begin
in September. No release date has been set.