Queen Latifah is grilling up “The Cookout.” Joining her in the Lance Rivera-directed Lions Gate Films project — which Queen Latifah co-wrote with her Flavor Unit Films partner Shakim Compere — is a roster including Quran Pender, Ja Rule, Eve, Jonathan Silverman, Jenifer Lewis, Meagan Good, Tim Meadows, Farrah Fawcett and Danny Glover.
“Cookout,” which is shooting in New Jersey, stars Pender as Todd Anderson, a basketball star who becomes the No. 1 NBA draft pick. To celebrate, he organizes a “cookout” in his new mansion with his crazy friends and relatives.
Queen Latifah plays a supporting role as a security guard, with Ja Rule starring as Todd’s friend Bling Bling, Eve as Todd’s old high school girlfriend, Silverman as the superslick sports agent of the new NBA star, Lewis as Todd’s mother, Goode as Todd’s current girlfriend, Meadows as his uncle, Fawcett as one of the neighbors and Glover as a judge and the husband of Fawcett’s character.
Queen Latifah is executive producing the film. As previously reported, the artist will be seen in the upcoming films “Barbershop 2,” “Taxi” and “My Wife Is a Gangster.”