T.I. continues to expand his acting repertoire with Glow Up, a musical drama that he will star in and co-produce, Deadline reports. Robbie Brenner (one of the producers behind the Sundance award-winning Burden), PepsiCo’s Creators League, Kevin McKeon and T.I.’s production partner Brian Sher are all attached to produce the movie as well.
Glow Up will follow the trials and tribulations of an all-girl high school performance group who attend an underfunded Los Angeles United School District school. Per the movie's description, the group will "use their talents to try and save their financially-strapped music program by competing in a national singing competition with a huge cash prize." Yet once their leader leaves, the remaining members struggle with their "charismatic, yet unconventional, new lead singer" that now has the responsibility to bring the group to success.
There is no word of what T.I.'s character will be, but he is also planning to curate the film’s soundtrack via his Grand Hustle Films company. Music video director Justin Francis (whose credits include Jidenna's "Little Bit More," Trey Songz's "Dive In" and Demi Lovato's "Give Your Heart a Break") is set to helm the movie, with Chuck Hayward (Netflix’s Dear White People, Step Sisters) writing the script.
Glow Up doesn't have an official release date yet, but you can catch T.I. in Ant-Man and the Wasp (out July 6, 2018) where he'll be reprising his role as Dave. He also confirmed ATL 2 is officially happening along with the release of his long overdue 10th album The Dime Trap. Yet both announcements were in 2015, so who knows if they'll ever see the light of day.