Drake Will Return to Acting With ‘Arbitrage’
Recording his sophomore album, 'Take Care,' is a top priority for Drake, but the Toronto rhymer will find time to leave the studio booth and step in front of the camera. Drake will hit the big screen in the forthcoming indie thriller titled 'Arbitrage.'
According to IMDB.com, the film, which stars Al Pacino, Susan Sarandon and Eva Green, centers on a troubled hedge fund executive who makes an error while attempting to sell his trading empire. Though Drake isn't listed on the site as one of the cast members, several reports have the 'Fancy' lyricist as scoring a role in the movie.
Drake, no stranger to acting, became a familiar face on TV screens when he starred in the Canadian teen drama 'Degrassi: The Next Generation.' In 2007, the Young Money signee had a bit part in the dramatic comedy 'Charlie Bartlett.'
In a past interview with XXLmag.com, Drake expressed his interest in returning to the artistry which he was first recognized for. "That's probably my biggest goal is to get back into acting and really pick the right projects," he said. "I've been reading different scripts but I know what I want to do and what type of project I want to be involved in and I've just been getting the typical projects that they'd offer to a new rapper, and it's like, ehh. That's not really what I want to do, or how I see myself."
'Arbitrage' is scheduled for a 2012 release.