The rapper has been billed to appear alongside actor, John Hawkes, in the prequel to Quention Tarantino’s 1997 film, Jackie Brown…
Entitled, Switch, the new film will feature Mos Def as a younger version of Ordell Robbie, the Samuel L. Jackson character in Jackie Brown. Hawkes will play Louis Gara, Robert De Niro’s part in the original film.
Switch is written and directed by Dan Schecter, who explained the plot of the sequel.
“Ordell and Louis as they team up to kidnap Mickey Dawson, the wife of a corrupt Detroit real estate developer,” he said, “When the husband refuses to pay the ransom for his wife’s return, the ex-cons are forced to reconceive their plan, and the angry housewife uses the duo to get her revenge.”
Production for Switch begins in May.
Words by Fiona Guest