Cardi B has landed her first movie leading role in Paramount's upcoming comedy Assisted Living.
Based on an original script from This Is Us writer Kay Oyegun, Assisted Living is described as a "raucous comedy" with "tremendous heart", comparable to likes of Tootsie, Sister Act and Mrs Doubtfire.
The story follows Amber (Cardi B), a small-time cook who finds herself out of her depth when a heist goes wrong. On the run from the cops and her former crew, she decides to disguise herself as an elderly woman and hide in the one place no one will think to look – her estranged grandmother's nursing home.
The Grammy-winning artist, whose top hits include 'Bodak Yellow', 'I Like It' and 'WAP', made her feature film debut alongside Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu in Hustlers, the true-crime drama about a group of strippers who stole from their wealthy Wall Street clients.
Cardi B is also set to appear alongside Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron and John Cena in F9, the next instalment of the Fast & Furious franchise.
The rapper previously served as a judge on the Netflix music competition series Rhythm + Flow, which she also executive produced.
She first shot to fame after appearing on the VH1 reality show Love and Hip-Hop, which she featured in from 2015 to 2017.
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