Grammy-winning American soul singer, songwriter, and actress Erykah Badu (“The Cider House Rules,” “House of D”) has landed a leading role in the indie film “Bobby Zero” reports Black Voices.
Mos Def plays the romantic lead in the story of a down-on-his-luck social satirist who gives up his artistic aspirations to work at an advertising agency. The talented bohemian and his agoraphobic girlfriend hit rock bottom after years of struggling as a couple.
To make ends meet, Bobby goes corporate with the advertising job and is confronted by his past beliefs, stepping outside the box and discovering that there the world is not what he expected. Peter Dinklage and Clifton Collins also star.
Markus and Mason Canter penned and will direct the project which begins production in 2009 once Badu has recovered from giving birth to her third child.
Def also executive produces the film for Effie Brown’s Duly Noted production company.