Cardi B Lands First Leading Role In Paramount Film, 'Assisted Living'
By Ryan Shepard
January 14, 2021
Belcalis "Cardi B" Almánzar is expanding her entertainment footprint to Hollywood. The Grammy winner is set to star in the upcoming Paramount comedy, Assisted Living. In the upcoming role, the New York native will play the role of Amber, a petty criminal who finds herself involved in a heist gone wrong. Unsure of what to do next, Amber looks for places to hide and evade police officers. Along the way, she comes up with the idea to disguise herself as an elderly woman and hide in her estranged grandmother's nursing facility.
Assisted Living landed at Paramount after a tense bidding war in 2019. Temple Hill Entertainment and Stephen Love are producing the film while Kay Oyegun handles writing duties. Temple Hill Entertainment is well known as the production company behind the Twilight Saga and The Hate U Give. Meanwhile, Love has made his name in Hollywood producing the upcoming film, Shadow Force, starring Sterling K. Brown and Kerry Washington. Oyegun is known for his work on the popular series, This Is Us.
Most known Cardi B for hits like "W.A.P" and her award-winning album, Invasion of Privacy, but she's shifted gears toward acting as of late. She first rose to fame through the reality show, Love & Hip-Hop: New York. More recently, she appeared in Hustlers alongside Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Constance Wu and G-Eazy. In the near future, she will appear in the film, F9, alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges. She also may reprise her role as a judge on the Netflix music competition show, Rhythm + Flow, later this year.
In just four years, Cardi B has made the jump from reality star to movie star. More details regarding the film will be available in the coming months.
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