OutKast's Andre 3000 has just signed on to star in a new, as-yet-untitled new movie from Element Films, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The project, which will be headed up by Emmy-winning TV director Paris Barclay, will be set in the '70s and will follow the story of an upper-middle-class music prodigy (played by Andre) and a lower-class woman named Chevon. The couple's families are opposed to their interracial relationship, a problem that becomes worse when Chevon's police officer brother pins an accidental shooting he committed on Andre's character, Valentine.
"This is a story that I have been passionate about being a part of for a long time," said Andre. "This project is coming to life at a perfect time in my theatrical career. The whole team is really excited about the possibilities."
The multi-platinum selling artist may need to enroll in Workaholics' Anonymous, as he's already completed a role in the forthcoming Get Shorty sequel, signed on for a Cartoon Network series, and landed the staring role in a forthcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic.