Drake in Talks to Join Eva Green in "Arbitage"

1/31/2011 Posted by Admin

Drake in Talks to Join Eva Green in "Arbitage"

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By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Back before rap star Drake catapulted himself to the top of the hip-hop industry with the release of his debut album "Thank Me Later," he was a teen actor, going by his real name Aubrey Graham and flashing his chops on the popular teen drama "Degrassi: The Next Generation." After a long run on the series, he turned to his true passion--music--and it looked like he might never look back.

Until now.

According to The Wrap, Drake might be dipping back into the acting profession and is currently circling a role in the Nicholas Jarecki ("The Informers") financial thriller "Arbitrage."

Jarecki is writing and directing the film, which according to the site, "follows a hedge fund magnate who is in over his head and desperate to complete the sale of his shady trading empire to a major bank before his fraud is revealed. However, an unexpected, bloody error forces him to turn to the most unlikely corner for help in protecting him from rivals who want to bring him down."

The cast of the film is already pretty strong, with Susan Sarandon and Eva Green ("Casino Royale") on board to play the main character's wife and art dealer mistress.

The 24-year-old artist's first studio album, "Thank Me Later," has sold over one million copies in the United States and was easily one of the best albums of 2010.

I think Drake fits in perfectly with this project, and for anyone who watched "Degrassi" back in the day, you know the man can act. While the show was overly dramatic, his character was one of the most interesting, especially after he was bound to a wheelchair after being shot. Like I said, very dramatic.

Either way this project definitely got a bit better for adding the actor-turned-rapper-turned actor again.

Shooting is scheduled for this March in New York.

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