Usher fans had better start getting their popcorn money together, because the singer will be hitting the box office in a major way in 2005.
In addition to his work on an untitled MTV Films project and a Jackie Wilson biopic (see "Usher's Big-Screen Boom: Two Starring Roles On The Way"), Ursh has recently signed on to do two more films.
First up will be the romantic comedy "Dying for Dolly," in which Mr. Entertainment will star as a Mafia don's right-hand man who falls for his boss' daughter. The Lions Gate film will also star Chazz Palminteri ("The Usual Suspects") and Emmanuelle Chriqui ("On the Line"). Usher will also serve as an executive producer on the film, which begins production on December 10 and will shoot through January.
Usher will then slip on his dancing shoes for MGM's "Step in the Name of Love." According to reports, the film will be an urban update of "Saturday Night Fever"; no word yet on a start date or co-stars for that film.
In the meantime, Usher will have his hands full musically with a projected Best of Both Worlds-style album with Ludacris (see "Usher, Ludacris, Lil Jon Back On Radio With 'Lovers & Friends' " ).
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