News: T.I. Becomes A Bounty Hunter And A Reformed Gang Member Turned Politician
Rumor has it that Atlanta emcee T.I. is headed back to the big screen. He lost his previous film endorsements when he got locked up the last go round, but seems to be bouncing back now. The film he will be in is called Identity Theft and it is being directed by Seth Gordon. Universal Pictures will be distributing the movie.
Identity Theft is a comedy about a man who has his identity stolen that goes on to make nice with the culprit. The two bond over being on the run from a bounty hunter. T.I. will take on the role of the bounty hunter. The movie will also star Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses) as the man who loses his identity and Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) as the woman who is part of the theft. Tip is also taking on a new role on the small screen. He recently landed a reoccurring guest spot on the second season of the Starz original drama series Boss. He will play a character by the name of Trey. Trey is a former gang banger with the desire for a career in Chicago’s City Hall. He is described as the perfect representation of both politics and crime in Chicago. Veteran actor Kelsey Grammar is one of the lead characters in the show. The second season of Boss airs in mid-August.
In addition to the new gigs, T.I. will be returning to the world of reality television too. His VH1 reality show T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle was renewed for a second season due to the major success of the first. The show is slated to return sometime in September for television’s Fall line up. Besides all the camera time Tip is getting in, he is still hard at work on his next studio release Trouble Man as well. This will make for his eighth studio album and it is also scheduled to be released in September. So the Fall looks like it’s going to be a very busy time for the self-proclaimed king of the south. Tip is rumored to be working on a few collaboration projects too with artists such as B.o.B.
**My Two Cents: T.I. is a fair actor but I am not sure his skills are diverse enough to handle a comedy. He just doesn’t strike me as the humorous type. He is better suited to play more serious roles in my opinion. But maybe he will shock me and pull this off. Will have to catch the flick and see. His role in Boss sounds perfect. On the music note, I have yet to hear anything that really has me excited about the upcoming album. I love Tip and am rooting for him but something is missing from his work. Hopefully, his future singles will get better. -MinM