Facing each other onscreen for the first time, "8 Mile" star Mekhi Phifer and rapper Eve have both signed on to join Vincent Laresca in "Ego", an indie feature set to be written and directed by Antonio Macia.
Scheduled to begin filming by late November in Connecticut, the project follows a cop who has to face emotional consequences for the rest of his life after repeatedly harassing an ex-con until his tragic death. Laresca will portray the former character while Phifer the latter one.
Phifer, a native of Harlem, New York, has starred in more than fifteen big screen features since his film debut in Spike Lee's 1995 crime drama flick of "Clockers", the latest being "Dawn of the Dead" opposite Ving Rhames. As for Eve, she is currently working on her fourth studio album "Here I Am" under Aftermath Entertainment/Full Surface Records.