Fif did his research on Crawford, checking out a few episodes of his teen drama. "I got a chance to see it," he told MTV News.
"Twelve" — which director Joel Schumacher is shooting now in New York — also stars Kiefer Sutherland, Emma Roberts and Ellen Barkin. The film is based on Nick McDonell's debut novel of the same name. McDonell, who wrote the book in 2002, was only 17 when it was published.
"It's cool just to be in the presence of talented artists," added the rapper, who plays Harlem drug dealer Lionel in the flick, which is expected to be released in the winter of 2010. "It's an interesting character. The dynamics are kind of exciting."
"Twelve" centers on a high school dropout named White Mike, played by Crawford, who deals pot and an ecstasy-like upper called "Twelve" to Manhattan's young and rich. Mike avoids touching the stuff, preferring instead to observe the privileged individuals who buy it. But his easy profits go sour when his dealer's cousin is brutally murdered and his best friend is arrested for the crime. The story takes place over a dizzying and decadent five days.
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