Grammy Award-winning producer Rodney Jerkins has signed on to write songs and produce the soundtrack for Universal Pictures' "Honey." Jerkins will also make his acting debut in the film, playing the r

Grammy Award-winning producer Rodney Jerkins has signed on to write songs and produce the soundtrack for Universal Pictures' "Honey." Jerkins will also make his acting debut in the film, playing the role of record producer KMX. Directed by Bille Woodruff, the stars Jessica Alba ("Dark Angel"), Joy Bryant ("Antwone Fisher"), Mekhi Phifer, and rapper Lil' Romeo.

"Honey" is a music-driven coming-of-age drama about an inner-city woman (Alba) who fulfills her dream of becoming a successful video choreographer until an unforeseen setback causes her to discover greater satisfaction in creating dance with neighborhood kids. Many of the dance scenes are being choreographed to meet Jerkins' musical vision.

Jerkins has worked with such artists as Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, 'N Sync, Michael Jackson, Backstreet Boys, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, and Mary J. Blige. He won a Grammy in 2000 for best R&B song for writing Destiny's Child's No. 1 hit "Say My Name." Most recently he produced tracks on the latest albums by TLC and Santana.