T.I. is reportedly set to star in a film surrounding the Flint, Mich., water crisis. According to Deadline, Flint will be produced by Will Smith’s production company, Overbook Entertainment and will follow the story of a spiritually reformed ex-convict who finds himself in the midst of a murder mystery while his hometown of Flint deals with the consequences of the water crisis.
Executive producers for the film include late director John Singleton, Caleeb Pinkett and James Lassiter from Overbook, T.I., and Brian Sher from Grand Hustle Films.
This will not be T.I.’s first or second rodeo in the acting business. The southern rapper has had his fair share of acting roles, most recently starring in Ant-Man and the Wasp last summer. This year he will star in two films: Dolemite is My Name and Cut Throat City. The former will see the 38-year-old act alongside comedic legend Eddie Murphy and the latter in a RZA-directed film. In 2020, T.I. will also star in a Paul W.S. Anderson thriller called Monster Hunter.