American rapper, songwriter, and actress Cardi B is coming to the big screen soon as she has snagged her first major lead role as an actress.
The “WAP” hitmaker is to play the character of Amber in Paramount’s upcoming comedy movie Assisted Living.
Variety reports that “Assisted Living” is a “raucous comedy” with “tremendous heart,” in the vein of classic funny films like “Tootsie,” “Sister Act” and “Mrs. Doubtfire.”
It follows Amber (Cardi B), a small-time crook who finds herself in over her head when a heist goes wrong. On the run from the cops and her former crew, she struggles to find anywhere to hide.
Running out of options, Amber disguises herself as an elderly woman and hides out in the one place no one will look at her estranged grandmother’s nursing home.
She is also slated to make an appearance in Fast & Furious 9, which was delayed from its 2020 release date amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unrelated to the 2003 indie film by the same name, Assisted Living is an original script from This Is Us writer Kay Oyegun, while Hollywood vets Temple Hill and Stephen Love are both on board as producers.
Cardi is no stranger to TV screens as she got her start on the VH1 reality show “Love and Hip-Hop,” which she appeared on from 2015 to 2017.
She went on from the show to release her debut album, “Invasion of Privacy,” in 2018. The album spurned hits like “Bodak Yellow,” “I Like It” among others. Since its release, it has been certified triple-platinum. The album went on to win “Best Rap Album” at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
On the television front, Cardi B served as a judge on Netflix’s unscripted music competition series “Rhythm + Flow.” Cardi, who headlined the series with Chance the Rapper and T.I., also executive produced the show.
The former exotic dancer made a cameo appearance in the movie “Hustlers,” which is a movie about strippers.
Born in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx, New York City, she became an internet sensation after several of her posts and videos became popular on Vine and Instagram.
She is married to fellow rapper Offset and the two have a daughter Kulture.