Rapper Mos Def will join Isaiah Washington and Wood Harris in the urban ensemble feature "From the Outside Looking In" for writer-director Jerry LaMothe, who will also star in the film. Production is

Rapper Mos Def will join Isaiah Washington and Wood Harris in the urban ensemble feature "From the Outside Looking In" for writer-director Jerry LaMothe, who will also star in the film. Production is scheduled to begin in August in Brooklyn, N.Y.

"Outside" is described as a coming-of-age story about a young man who narrates the chronicles of his past 20 years growing up with his four best friends (Washington, Mos Def, Harris, and LaMothe) in Brooklyn. Monica Calhoun will play the love interest of the young man, who has yet to be cast.

Mos Def is currently starring in the Broadway musical "Topdog/Underdog," a soundtrack for which is due July 30 from MCA. His feature film credits include "Monster's Ball," "Showtime" and "Brown Sugar." Washington next stars in the Warner Bros. Pictures feature "Welcome to Collinwood" and "Ghost Ship." His other credits include "Exit Wounds," "Romeo Must Die," and "Out of Sight."

Harris stars on HBO's "The Wire." His credits include "Remember the Titans" and the title role in the Showtime feature "Hendrix." Calhoun has appeared in such films as "Love & Basketball" and "The Best Man."

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