Sunday, December 10, 2006

ANDRE 3000 & Will Ferrel to star in new comedy


Andre "3000" Benjamin of "OUTKAST" will be Will Ferrell's co-star in a new comedy film set in the world of professional basketball.

In "Semi-Pro," Benjamin plays a ladies' man and star player on the Flint Michigan Tropics, a fictional American Basketball Association team owned and coached by Ferrell. Woody Harrelson also will star.

The New Line Cinema film will be directed by Kent Alterman, a former executive at the company.

Benjamin, a Grammy winner with his hip hop collaboration Outkast, is co-creator of the Cartoon Network's "Class of 3000" and voices a character in the upcoming family movie "Charlotte's Web."

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