K'Naan is turning his creative eye toward filmmaking. The Somali rapper, who recently split from girlfriend Lupita Nyong'o, will direct The Poet, about an orphan who takes a dangerous journey to Mogadishu to find his long-lost sister.
The project will be his debut behind the camera, though K'Naan won the Global Filmmaking Award and a $10,000 grant at the Sundance Film Festival this year for being an "emerging global filmmaker."
Meanwhile, Desperate Housewives and Necessary Roughness star Mehcad Brooks has found a new home on television. The actor will co-star in CBS's Supergirl, playing "smart, worldly photographer" Jimmy Olsen, according to the press release. Glee's Melissa Benoist will play the title role.
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