Singer Nick Cannon has secured a lead role in an upcoming biopic about notorious drug lord Freeway Rick Ross.
The 32-year-old husband of pop star Mariah Carey has
announced the new big-screen project with the drug kingpin
himself in a YouTube video, reported Ace Showbiz.
"I've been wanting him to play my role since '96. We got
hooked up, I met him. I loved his personality," Ross Said.
The America's Got Talent host added, "This is history
in the making right here. We family now. We gonna get this
thing right however long it take. The story gotta be told: the
real Rick Ross."
The movie is expected to use script written by Nick
Cassavetes, who has penned Alpha Dog and Blow.
Cannon was last seen starring as himself in TV movie
Rags. His other on-screen credits include Up All Night,
Day of the Dead and American Son.