After testing his acting chops on the WB Network's "Charmed," Nick Lachey is making the move to the big screen, signing on for a role in the indie film "The Hard Easy."

After testing his acting chops on the WB Network's "Charmed," Nick Lachey is making the move to the big screen, signing on for a role in the indie film "The Hard Easy." Shooting is under way in Los Angeles on the heist film, with Ari Ryan directing.

The film also stars Henry Thomas, David Boreanaz, Vera Farmiga, Bruce Dern and Peter Weller. The story follows two groups of thieves who, unbeknownst to each other, attempt to rob the same jewelry store.

Lachey will play a man who escapes from a tough neighborhood to become a high-powered accountant. However, he winds up on the verge of losing it all and teams with one of the groups -- led by Weller's character -- to help out in the heist.

Formerly of vocal group 98 Degrees, Lachey is perhaps best known for the reality hit show "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica," in which he stars opposite wife Jessica Simpson. He can soon be seen making a cameo appearance in Columbia Pictures' "Bewitched" opposite Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell.

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