Ludacris will have even more provocation to yell “Move … get out the way” soon.
The ever-energetic emperor of metaphors has signed on for a role in “The Fast and the Furious 2,” according to his label.
Ludacris’ spokesperson did not have details about the rapper’s character, but hinted that he’ll probably be rolling out somewhere in the movie. Luda will be going to driving school next month, where he’ll be hoping to pick up some nifty tricks behind the wheel, his rep said.
The ATL rapper will begin filming his scenes for the film, which is being directed by John Singleton, in October. Singer Tyrese and Paul Walker, who played the hero in the first “Fast and the Furious” installment, will also star in the flick.
Earlier this year, Luda announced that he had also signed on to star in the comedy “Skip Day” (see “Ludacris Going Back to High School After Anger Management” ) and “Radio,” which centers on romance (see “Ludacris Tapped To Star in ’Radio’ Flick” ).
Ludacris’ Hollywood wheeling and dealing hasn’t prohibited him from keeping his eye on the prize when it comes to his first profession on the mic. He and his Disturbing Tha Peace crew release their Golden Grain LP on September 17, and they’ll perform during the MTV Video Music Awards Opening Act, which starts at 6:30 p.m. ET on Thursday (August 29).
“Saturday Night Live” comedian Jimmy Fallon will host the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from New York’s Radio City Music Hall at 8 p.m. ET/PT on August 29.
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