Outkast movie-maker BRYAN BARBER cast experienced actors in the hip-hop outfit's upcoming film, because he wants it to be taken seriously.
ANDRE 3000 and Big Boi make their big screen debuts in the picture - a 1930s period musical - but Barber rejected the opportunity to fill the film with other musicians.
He tells MTV NEWS, "I wanted to surround them with actors that had a history of feature films. The predictable thing is when you surround rappers in a movie with their peers. And everyone knows Outkast is everything but predictable."
He adds, "Macy Gray is great in the movie as a jaded singer. She opens the movie."03/02/2005 09:27