LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Hip-hop star “Andre 3000” Benjamin, one half of the Grammy-winning duo OutKast, will join Will Ferrell in the basketball comedy “Semi-Pro.”
The New Line project is set in the ‘70s world of the now-defunct American Basketball Assn. and follows Jackie Moon (Ferrell), the owner-coach-player of the fictional Flint Michigan Tropics. Moon must lead his team on a desperate attempt to make it to the big leagues.
Benjamin plays a self-styled ladies’ man who is the best player on the team. Woody Harrelson already has been cast.
Former New Line executive Kent Alterman is making his directorial debut on the picture.
Benjamin is the co-creator of Cartoon Network’s “Class of 3000” and is one of the voices in the upcoming family movie “Charlotte’s Web.” OutKast received two Grammy nominations Thursday for songs on the soundtrack album to its “Idlewild” movie.