Selling more than 27 million records worldwide, Grammy-winning R&B songstress Ashanti is known for songs such as “Foolish”, “Always On Time”, “Mesmerized”, “Happy” and “What’s Luv.” But in recent years, the acclaimed singer is making her name known is an actress.
Deadline is exclusively reporting Ashanti is set to star in and produce the romantic comedy The Plus One. Filming for The Plus One is scheduled to start in December in Florida.
The film will be written by Austin H. Garces and Brendan Bradley and produced by Danny Chan, Danny Roth, David Yates and Demetrius Spencer. Almost Never Films, Tina Douglas and Stephan Dweck will executive produce.
In The Plus One, Ashanti will play Lizzie, a woman who requests that her“Male of Honor” Marshall is doesn’t bring his ex to her destination wedding. True to rom-com form, Marshall brings his ex, Marie, as his plus one. Shortly after, Marie does everything in her power to wreck Lizzie’s big day.
This isn’t Ashanti’s first foray into acting, as the R&B diva is known for her film roles in movies such as Coach Carter, John Tucker Must Die, A Christmas Winter Song, Resident Evil: Extinction and The Muppets’ Wizard Of Oz.