The R&B singer has a role in the drama, written and produced by cinema legend George Lucas.
Honey-voiced singer Ne-Yo is no stranger to the camera, but his acting resume is about to get a serious upgrade. The sometimes-actor, who has appeared in such films as Save the Last Dance 2 and Stomp the Yard, landed himself a role in the George Lucas-produced Red Tails, a drama about the Tuskegee Airmen in World War 2. He is part of a huge cast that includes Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston, Method Man and Tristan Wilds.
The film, full of Lucas's signature CGI effects and impressive battle sequences, was directed by Anthony Hemingway (HBO's The Wire, and Treme) and will hit theaters in January 2011.