A high-profile rap group is murdered in a nightclub owned by Master P.
No, the N'awlins baller isn't involved in a legal wrangle. It's the rapper's role in an upcoming film tentatively titled "Hollywood Homicide."
P plays an L.A. club impresario whose establishment is the setting of the slaying, according to a source close to the project. Outkast's Dre (Andre Benjamin) and Tha Row rapper Kurupt — who plays the only witness to the murder — also appear in the action comedy, which stars Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett as the cops investigating the incident. "Hollywood Homicide" was written and is being directed by Ron Shelton, who performed the same duties for 1996's "Tin Cup" and 1988's "Bull Durham."
Other artists slated to appear in the film include Master P posse the 504 Boyz (Silkk the Shocker, Magic, Krazy, Choppa and T Bo), whose new album Ballers is expected to drop in December; Cleveland newcomers 206; and classic R&B singer Gladys Knight, who plays a former rock star and mother to Kurupt's character.
The flick is in its fifth week of filming with approximately nine weeks remaining, the source said. It's expected to hit theaters in August.