LL Cool J made a new best friend on the set of new movie EDISON - pop hunk Justin Timberlake.

The rapper starred alongside Timberlake, Kevin Spacey and Morgan Freeman in the drama thriller - but admits he found a particular connection with the 'N SYNC star.

He says, "Justin is incredible, we had a lot of fun. We talked about a lot of things on the set, hung out.

"It's my most dramatic role. It was the most challenging role I've ever had. Working with Morgan and Kevin and just being around people like that was a blessing for me. It's kinda like being in the NBA and being in two or three years and getting to play in the all-star game with the best people in the league. It was amazing."

12/07/2004 21:00