Rap mogul Damon Dash is so thrilled with his upcoming movie The Woodsman, he's expecting to pick up an OSCAR for it.

The Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder has executive produced the film, which stars Kevin Bacon as a paedophile who returns to his hometown to start a new life after spending 12 years in jail.

And Dash, currently recording an album with former SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM, is convinced recruiting MONSTER'S BALL producer Lee Daniels will win the film - which is released in December (03) - an ACADEMY AWARD.

He says, "If you want an Oscar, you got with Lee, so that's what I did. He really proved he knows what he's doing. This is a really good move that's going to surprise a lot of people."

The drama also stars Eve, Mos Def, Benjamin Bratt and Bacon's wife KYRA SEDGWICK.

21/08/2003 21:17