Outkast rapper turned actor Andre “3000” Benjamin will star opposite Will Ferrell in the basketball comedy Semi-Pro.
The flick is set in the '70s and tells the tale off the American Basketball Association. Jackie Moon (Ferrell) is the owner-coach-player of the fictional Flint Michigan Tropics and leads his team on a desperate attempt to make it to the big leagues. 3000 plays a “self-styled ladies' man” who happens to be the best player on the team (as self-styled ladies' mentend to be). Woody Harrelson also stars in this New Line venture.
3000 also has a show on Cartoon Network called Class of 3000, and is one of the voices in the upcoming Charlotte's Web movie.
Meanwhile, OutKast scored two Grammy noms this week for songs from the Idlewild soundtrack, thereby proving Benjamin can, literally , do no wrong.
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