T.I. Scores Three-Picture Deal With Screen Gems


T.I.’s recent legal trouble apparently hasn’t tarnished his big screen cachet. According to Variety, the Atlanta rapper has just signed a deal with Screen Gems to star in three movies.

First up, Bone Deep, a drama in which Tip will share screen time with Idris Elba and Academy Award-nominee Matt Dillon. The film follows bank robbers who make a big score before being pulled into one last heist by a newly paroled accomplice. Tip is also scheduled to star in Boulevard, a drama presently in development. Details have yet to be revealed on the third picture.

T.I. made his acting debut in the Chris Robinson-directed ATL back in 2006 and had a brief role in last year’s American Gangster. He will have to squeeze his movie obligations into a scheduled already packed with 1,000 hours of community service he must perform leading up to his one-year prison sentence. The community work will be documented in a six-episode reality series on MTV. –Carl Chery

  • http://hotmail.com pimpp

    first nicca fuck shawty lo cause de know he’s a hoe because i told you so

    • Max Profit

      I really like Shawty Lo’s music but the nigga is a dick rider. If a man wont talk about you why would you continue to speak his name.

      Shawty Lo will never be as big as T.I. I don’t know if T.I was a sucessfull drug dealer but he’s doin his thing as an entertainer.

  • whats CraCCin

    king of the south!!!! what more Can i say?

  • Nic Paper

    FREE T.I.P…AND DONT GET IT FUCKED UP…ITS DA KING BITCH!!!!!!!!

  • CJ

    i respect his grind n shit but i still think he snitched but damn dem hollywood niggaz must think this nigga shits gold and aint he supposed to be on house arrest and how the fuck is Mike Vick goin end up doin more time then this nigga TI buying illegal firearms vs Vick killing some pit bulls shit just dont add up

    and dat shawty lo beef is stupid yes TI is not from bankhead and i dont give a shit he could be from the fuckin moon but lo lookn stupid cuz TI doin movies and lo makin home video tapes

    • ME NIGGA

      CJ says:

      and dat shawty lo beef is stupid yes TI is not from bankhead and i dont give a shit he could be from the fuckin moon but lo lookn stupid cuz TI doin movies and lo makin home video tapes

      LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
      WOW IF T.I USED THAT LINE IT WOULD SEND SHAWTY LO INTO OBSCURITY

  • niggafrommemphis

    you can’t stop a stepper!

  • Marco

    DAMN MEMPHIS SHUT DA FUCK UP…T. LIE IS WORKING WIT DA FEDS HOMIE AND I HEAR PEOPLE SAYING WHO DID HE SNITCHED ON? WELL NOBODY DIRECTLY BUT HE HAD TO AGRRE TO EVERYTHING THEM FEDS SAY HE WOULD DO, OR ELSE, DONT U GET IT THEY WANNA MAKE AN EXAMPLE OUTTA HIM..BY DA WAY HE AINT A BAD ACTOR, HE WAS COOL IN ATL BUT IF I WAS HIM ID BE FOCUSIN ON HOW TO KEEP MY 80 LBS FRAME SAFE IN DA PEN BUT THEN AGAIN HES HO ASS IS GONNA BE IN P.C.

  • NIG

    EASY U GUYS EASY………

  • Sozzay

    Damn! My people are stupid. He is a “hoe ass” and your madd because he may be in PC??? Is he supposed to want to be in GenPop? Hell, I would want to be in PC too! Even the biggest brothers get it pushed back in GenPop. Why not do your time without having to worry about all the ill stuff that goes down in prison? Let’s smarten up people!

    • Marco

      SOSSAY U R RIGHT, A REGULAR GUY FROM DA STREET WOULD LOVE TO B IN PC BUT THEY WONT PUT HIM THERE CAUSE HE IS NOT A CELEB. I WAS REFERRING TO TI, CAUSE THESE RAPPERS LOVE TO SAY THEY BEEN TO JAIL AND ACT SO HARD ON RECORDS BUT THEY AINT SO TOUGH OUTSIDE THE BOOTH. LOOK AT GAME FAKE ASS THAT FUCKER WAS IN PC 8 DAYS AND WHEN HE CAME OUT HE WAS LIKE: MAN I WAS IN THERE WIT KILLERS AND DOPE DEALERS AND THEY ALL SHOWED ME LOVE! YEAH RIGHT.

  • Clayton

    Ironically enough none of you idiots made reference to the actual article which is about his movie deals. But ofcourse he’s cooperating with the government to some extent. Even if you pay a speeding ticket, you’re pleading guilty to it when you sign the back of it. I’m sure one of you fake thugs know what I’m talking about right. The fact that he has to do community service meand that he in effect plead no contest to the charges. That’s why he has to speak to kids about the exact opposite of all his albums. It’s the judges way of embarrassing the shit out of him and destroying his ‘street cred’ in exchange for no jail time. I’m glad he has those movie deals though. Way to go T.I.; Still you stand. And stop using all capital letters, it makes you look either too emotional or ignorant. Thanks.

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    Thankfully some good publicity for T.I. and props to him on the deals.

  • WANG

    my ni99a TIP got big thangs poppin

    props to da big homie

  • jarett

    How the fuck rappers getting all these acting jobs? Ludacris and LL Cool j are the only good rap/actors…T.I cant act for shit! ATL sucked and he had like ten words in American Gangsta.

  • Snakeyez

    Like buddy said before, what about the actual article. Let me say this first. To snitch you have to give up someone. He had nobody to give up, he was already set up. The reason his sentence is so “light” is because of a flawed legal system that allows the rich to get slaps on the wrist if you can afford it. That being said, I love TI the rapper but TI the actor has a lot to prove to me. ATL sucked and he didn’t really make me feel like he was playing any real character, just a kid in high school with no particular depth or anything. And if you blink your eyes you’ll miss his appearance in American Gangster. Don’t be fooled he’ll probably be in all three movies for about 17 minutes total combined.