The Roots frontman Black Thought will make his acting debut in forthcoming movie EXPLICIT ILLS.
The rapper, real name Tariq Trotter, will join a cast led by Rosario Dawson for the independent drama, about characters in interconnected stories trying to overcome their struggles in Philadelphia.
Trotter will play Kaleef, a budding entrepreneur who works to turn his health store into a success while finding love with a single mum, portrayed by Naomie Harris.
The movie is due to be released in March (09).