Cee Lo Reportedly Playing Raekwon's Dad in New Biopic
Published Aug 02, 2011Where does Cee Lo Green find the time to take on so many new projects? Not only did he release a solo LP last year, but he's reuniting with Goodie Mob, coaching on The Voice, hosting a Fuse TV show and reportedly duetting with Gwyneth Paltrow. Now, he's getting in front of the cameras once again, this time playing Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon's dad in an upcoming biopic.
Raekwon told XXL that the film, which is entitled C.R.E.A.M., after the classic Wu-Tang track, is almost ready to go, and most of the roles have been cast.
"Cee Lo Green [is] playing my pops in the film. Cee Lo is gonna to play Raekwon's ol' dad," Raekwon said. "When I called him and told him about it he was just overwhelmed. He's just one out of the greats that's gonna be on the project."
As for the other roles, Chuck Inglish of the Cool Kids is reportedly in talks to play the Chef's younger self, although he still needs to pass the audition process.
Raekwon says he's looking to give the film a full theatrical release. "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 Lionsgate film," he said.
Stay tuned for more details of the film to emerge. Until then, expect Rae to drop a new mixtape in mid-September.