Nick Cannon Swinging Racket As Arthur Ashe

"Underclassman" star Nick Cannon will play Arthur Ashe in a biopic about the tennis legend.


Never tired to hone his acting skills, Nick Cannon has smoothly landed his next big screen role which seems to be a promising one. MTV reveals that the "Wild 'N Out" host is about to take leading part in a high-profile biopic about tennis legend Arthur Ashe and set to undergo intense tennis lessons in the months to come.

"To me, the guy is an icon - not only in sports, but as an African-American," Cannon commented upon explaining why he took the role. "With all Ashe did for the culture, and acting as a civil-rights leader, I believe it's time that story needs to be told."

Going further, the "Underclassman" star also informed that the not-yet-titled picture will be produced by Will Smith and use the "Walk the Line" formula of ending its depiction once the icon hits the approximate age of the actor portraying him.

"We wanna deal with the rise of Arthur Ashe, and how he got to be who he was," he said. "It'll be the young-man years."

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS
Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

  random image 
TODAY'S HEADLINES
  1. 'America's Got Talent' Live Results 1: Meet the First 7 Semifinalists!
  2. Is She Pregnant? Gwen Stefani Sports Suspicious Bump During Outing With Son
  3. Paula Patton Spotted With 'New Man' in L.A. Almost Three Years After Robin Thicke Divorce
  4. This Is How Olivia Munn Feels About Aaron Rodgers Allegedly Dating Marie Margolius
  5. Kim Kardashian to Co-Host 'Live' With Ryan Seacrest
  6. Fergie Goes Topless to Promote New Album 'Double Dutchess'
  7. Bella Thorne Suffers Insane Nip Slip in a Plunging Bodysuit at L.A. After Party
  8. It's Official! Daniel Craig Is Returning for 'Bond 25'
  9. George Clooney's Wife Amal Looks Skeletal Just Weeks After Welcoming Twins
  10. Porn Site Offers to Produce 'Sense8' Season 3