Nicki Minaj Up For Cameron Diaz Revenge Comedy The Other Woman
Director Nick Cassavetes is taking some curious risks in casting with his upcoming comedy The Other Woman. Just last week he cast model Kate Upton in the revenge comedy penned by Melissa Stack, and now THR reports outrageous rapper Nicki Minaj is in final talks for a role that would mark her live-action film debut. Notably, Minaj's only previous acting role was a lending her voice to an animated character in 2012's Ice Age: Continental Drift.
The Other Woman stars Cameron Diaz as a single lady who plots revenge when she discovers her boyfriend (Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is married. But here's the twist: she doesn't do so alone. She introduces herself to his spurned wife (Leslie Mann), and the two team up to get back at him even better. Upton will play another of this smooth operator's other lovers (the other other woman, if you will), and should she sign on, Minaj would portray an outspoken assistant on her third marriage who works at Diaz's law firm.
Lately, most headlines Minaj has been scoring involve her tempestuous behavior as a judge on American Idol, so the "Super Bass" singer could use some reputation rehab. Perhaps The Other Woman will give her a chance to poke fun at her persona, and win back some fans that have been less than pleased with her antics on Idol. Personally, I adore Minaj's ballsy fashion sense and the humor it shows. So I'm hoping she'll manage to make this part more interesting than the stereotypical "sassy black friend" role it seems to be.
The Other Woman is slated to shoot late spring/early Summer.
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