What's it take to sit next to Kelly Rowland at an A-list event? Apparently, just a lowly job filling seats.
Kelly is in final negotiations to star in the romantic comedy "Seat Filler," according to her manager, as a megastar who falls in love with a seat filler at an awards ceremony after mistaking him for a powerful attorney.
If she signs on for the role, the Destiny's Child singer will star opposite Duane Martin ("Scream 2," "Any Given Sunday"), who'll play a struggling law student working as a seat filler to pay the rent.
The actor co-wrote "Seat Filler" with his wife, Tisha Campbell Martin, and Mark Brown. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have invested in the movie and are also the executive producers of "All of Us," a UPN pilot starring Martin and based loosely on the Hollywood power couple's own married life.
The independently financed "Seat Filler" is scheduled to start shooting Saturday in Los Angeles, with Nick Castle ("The Last Starfighter," "Major Payne") directing.
Rowland, whose first solo album hit shelves last fall, will make her acting debut in next month's horror-franchise showdown "Freddy vs. Jason."