23rd Jan2011

Movies: Drake Gets Back Into Acting Alongside Al Pacino

by DG

Canadian hip hop star Drake is in negotiations to join the financial thriller “Arbitrage,” TheWrap has learned.

Nicholas Jarecki (“The Outsider”) is writing and directing the indie film, which follows a hedge fund magnate who is in over his head and desperate to complete the sale of his shady trading empire to a major bank before his fraud is revealed.

However, an unexpected, bloody error forces him to turn to the most unlikely corner for help in protecting him from rivals who want to bring him down.

Susan Sarandon and Eva Green (“Casino Royale”) are set to play the character’s wife and art dealer mistress, respectively.

Johnny Lin is producing and financing the picture through his company Filmula. Bob Salerno (“A Single Man”) Laura Bickford (“Traffic”) and Kevin Turen will also produce, while Brian Young will exec produce.

Production is scheduled for this March in New York.

Full Article via TW

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