Offset to Star in 1st Feature Film ‘American Sole’
Kiari Kendrell Cephus who goes by the stage name “Offset” will be making his silver screen acting debut in the upcoming film ‘American Sole’ by STXfilms.
The Georgia based rapper of the hip-hop group ‘Migos’ will be starring in the film as a computer engineer and also collaborating to curate and produce the soundtrack with Edelman and STX Music executive Jason Markey.
After the announcement by Deadline, Offset tweeted “I can’t wait to get started.”
Can't wait to get started https://t.co/A1bdkiwg5X
— OFFSET (@OffsetYRN) November 6, 2020
He will be joining a cast of Pete Davidson, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Camila Mendes in the drama about two twenty-something-year-olds on the come up selling after-market sneakers to pay down college debt and live the American dream. Their plan goes belly-up after getting involved with a shady investor.
Earlier this year, the “Bad and Boujee” hitmaker got bit by the acting bug with his television debut in the series “NCIS: Los Angelos” where he played an undercover CIA agent named Kadri who is approached by Sam Hanna (LL Cool J) and Grisha “G.” Callen (Chris O’Donnell) to save a special agent who’s been captured. Apparently that taste of acting gave Offset a real appetite to do more.
Offset spoke about the new role in ‘American Sole’, saying, “This is my first feature film as an actor. After doing NCIS, I knew I wanted to do more acting. Landing this role in American Sole is dope. Not only do I get to star in the movie, but I get to bring my skills to the table as the curator and executive producer for the soundtrack. I’m bringing my world to the big screen. I hope the world is ready.”
Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms Motion Picture Group referred to having Offset on board as a dream scenario. “Offset’s character is important to the storyline and we couldn’t be more excited to have him working with us behind the scenes as he works with Ian and the team at STX to help us define the sound of this film. We could not be in better hands,” said Fogelson.
The film is being produced by Kevin Hart’s HartBeat in conjunction with Stein of Scondo Productions and NBA All-Star and first-time film producer Chris Paul through Ohh Dip!!! Productions.
STXfilms is also responsible for giving Cardi B, Offset’s wife, a role in their feature film ‘Hustlers’ that released in 2019. The couple publicly addressed their relationship problems, reconciling after a temporary split. Cardi B is set to be in the next installment in the Fast & Furious movie franchise titled F9.
The Celebration Goes On
In addition to landing his first role in a feature film, Offset is celebrating 1 Billion views for the Migos hit song “Bad and Boujee” which dropped four years ago in 2016.
— OFFSET (@OffsetYRN) November 5, 2020