Compton, Calif.-reared rapper the Game will make his acting debut in the urban action thriller “Waist Deep,” written and directed by Vondie Curtis Hall (“Glitter”).
Gibson (“Four Brothers”) plays an ex-con, O2, who is trying to go straight for the sake of his young son Junior but is forced to go back outside the law when Junior is kidnapped in a carjacking. The Game will play a vicious criminal leader.
Meagan Good (“The Cookout”) will play a street-smart hustler, and Larenz Tate (“Crash”) will be featured as O2’s shady cousin.
The Game, a.k.a. Jayceon Taylor, debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in January with his major-label debut album “The Documentary.” It has sold 2.2 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
“Waist Deep,” in production in Los Angeles, is from Rogue Pictures, the nascent genre arm of Focus Features, the arthouse wing of Universal Pictures.