After completing work on the upcoming Malcolm Lee-directed comedy “The Better Man,” Cedric the Entertainer will play a serious role in the upcoming drama “Night Watch” opposite Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker.
Cedric tells Blackfilm that “I play an informant named Scribbles. There are all these corrupt cops and they getting information from this modern day “Huggy Bear”, but it’s not comedic. I’m a street guy and I’m on some drugs a little bit. The director said that this would be a great serious role for me.”
Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Terry Crews, Common and Naomie Harris also star in the project due out in 2008.