Rapper may beat Drake to the theater starring opposite Cameron Diaz.
Nicki Minaj may actually beat fellow YMCMB rapper Drake to the silver screen. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Minaj is close to landing her first live-action role in a new movie opposite Cameron Diaz.
The rapper is in final talks to appear in The Other Woman, a comedy starring Diaz, who finds out her boyfriend is married. Diaz's character and the wife, played by Leslie Mann (This Is 40, Knocked Up), join forces to get revenge on the cheating husband.
Minaj will play Diaz's thrice-married "brutally honest" legal assistant. Swimsuit model Kate Upton and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) have also been cast in the Fox flick, to be directed by Nick Cassaevetes.
Shooting is expected to begin in New York next month.
Either way — whether or not the talks lead to ink — it seems Nicki is definitely ready to take her theatrical background to Hollywood. Earlier this week, rumors leaked that she may also be appearing in another Cameron Diaz pic, The Counselor, co-starring Brad Pitt, John Leguizamo, Rosie Perez and Penelope Cruz.
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While the new gig will mark the American Idol judge's first time in a movie, it's technically not her debut. She voiced a character in last summer's animated hit, Ice Age: Continental Drift.
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