Cardi B Inks First Lead Movie Role In ‘Assisted Living’
Cardi B is making her way to the big screen again, and this time she’ll be the star.
After appearing in 2018’s star-studded Hustlers movie, the Grammy-winning rapper has inked her first starring role in Paramount’s upcoming Assisted Living comedy, according to Variety.
Assisted Living, which has been likened to classics like Sister Act and Mrs. Doubtfire, will show Cardi B’s character, Amber, as a scammer who gets more than she bargained for in a heist that goes left. She’s fleeing from the police and her now former friends as she tries to find a hideout. She ends up pretending to be an older woman and camps out in her estranged grandmother’s nursing home.
The former Love & Hip Hop: New York star isn’t the only one in her household trying out acting. Her husband, Migos rapper Offset landed his own star role in the upcoming movie American Sole.
He will star opposite Pete Davidson and O’Shea Jackson Jr.
Offset will also take on an executive producer role for the soundtrack and is set to play a witty computer engineer. The film tells the story of two guys with massive student loans (Pete Davidson and O’Shea Jackson) who re-sell sneakers to make money.
He said of the movie:
“This is my first feature film as an actor. After doing NCIS, I knew I wanted to do more acting. Landing this role in American Sole is dope. Not only do I get to star in the movie, but I get to bring my skills to the table as the curator and executive producer for the soundtrack. I’m bringing my world to the big screen. I hope the world is ready.”
Can't wait to get started https://t.co/A1bdkiwg5X
— OFFSET (@OffsetYRN) November 6, 2020
“When I do things on TV or I have to act I tell them to give me the role that they already don’t think — I don’t want to be the gangster, I don’t want to be plug, I don’t want to be the shooter. I want to be the Scientist, or somebody cleaning the shoes.”