According to Deadline, Offset will play a computer engineer alongside Pete Davidson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and Camila Mendes in the STXfilms film, written and directed by Ian Edelman.
The plot follows Davidson and Jackson’s characters who turn to the sneaker resale market to pay off their college debt. But their American dream turns into a nightmare when their startup runs out of cash and a shady investor gets involved.
In addition to starring in the movie, Offset will curate and executive produce the film’s soundtrack, which will include at least one original song.
“To have Offset joining our team is a dream scenario,” said Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms Motion Picture Group. “Offset’s character is important to the storyline and we couldn’t be more excited to have him working with us behind the scenes as he works with Ian and the team at STX to help us define the sound of this film. We could not be in better hands.”
Offset shared his excitement over being cast in the role. “This is my first feature film as an actor. After doing ‘NCIS,’ I knew I wanted to do more acting,” he said. “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.”
Kevin Hart will produce through his production company HartBeat, along with NBA star Chris Paul and Jake Stein of Scondo Productions.
Offset made his acting debut earlier this year on an episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles” where he played an undercover CIA agent.