Method Man Heads to Sundance, Preps New Album
Method Man will be heading to the Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, UT later this month for a screening of The Wackness, his latest film venture. According to MTV News, the film also stars Ben Kingsley and Mary-Kate Olsen and was directed by Jonathan Levine. The Wackness tells the story of a marijuana addicted high-school student, played by Josh Peck, who falls in love with the drug addicted daughter (Olsen) of his drug addicted therapist (Kingsley). Meth plays a Rastafarian weed dealer whom the boy asks for advice. I really transformed,” the rapper said of the role. “I hired my own coach…the dialogue they had was so Hollywood Jamaican, it was ridiculous. The person I worked with went in and wrote it over.”
The Wu-Tang MC is set to appear in the upcoming spoof film Meet The Spartans from Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the directors behind 2007’s Epic Movie. Additionally, Johnny Blaze will be reprising his role as Melvin "Cheese" Wagstaff on the acclaimed HBO series The Wire, which kicks off its fifth and final season this Sunday. “Cheese, he's that nigga," he told MTV News of his character. “Cheese is making his move in season five. He's a survivor.” With all of this acting work, it’s a wonder that Tical still has time for his day job, but he also revealed to MTV that he is working on his next solo LP, Crystal Method. He says he has four songs already recorded, but is unsure when the project will hit stores. “I'm tired of niggas sleeping on the kid," he said. "They must be on dope or dog food. I'm not putting no [release] date on it. I'm four songs deep, but I just started. That's good for me.” Despite his vocal criticism of Def Jam following the poor sales of his last album, Meth says he is still signed to the label.