A$Ap Rocky has a "bright future" in Hollywood, according to the director behind the rapper's movie debut.

The hip-hop star has tested out his acting skills with a role in Rick Famuyiwa's drama Dope, which was unveiled at Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival in Utah last week (ends25Jan15).

Famuyiwa has now hailed A$AP Rocky as one of the movie industry's biggest rising stars, insisting he is a "natural" when it comes to acting.

He tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "He's a great actor and he's a natural. He has instincts and makes choices like actors who have been doing it a very long time. I always feel like rappers, emcees, musicians, they perform, they have a charisma. It doesn't always translate to film, and many people try to make that transition, but he actually has the goods. If it's something he wants to focus on, which he may not, I think he has a bright future."

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