Given Cee Lo’s recent multi-platform stardom, not to mention his generally outsized personality, it’s not a surprise that he should be embarking upon an acting career beyond voice work and cameoing in Mystery Men. But for some reason, it still feels weird to hear that he’s playing the father of legendary Wu-Tang Clan rapper Raekwon in the upcoming biopic C.R.E.A.M. Maybe it’s the geographical discrepancy—Cee Lo is proudly southern, while Raekwon is definitively New York. Or maybe it’s the age discrepancy, considering that Raekwon is actually about four years older than Cee Lo. Or maybe it’s just that it’s bizarre that they’re making a movie about ‘Kwon at all, considering he’d have been maybe our fifth or sixth guess about which Wu member would be the most likely to be the first to get his own vanity picture. (How has there never been an ODB flick, anyway?)
Still, uh, we’re kind of excited to see this movie, which Rae insists is gonna be the real deal, and not some straight-to-DVD throwaway project. “We’re definitely going for the theaters,” he told XXL. “The people that are gonna be involved with it definitely feel like it’s a great picture, and there’s a definite possibility it’s a Lions Gate film.” Should have a kick-ass soundtrack, anyway.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
You read that right, and it will star Cee Lo: