Cardi B is about to take on the big screen for her first leading role in a major motion picture. That’s right, hip-hop’s WAP queen is set to star in Paramount’s upcoming comedy Assisted Living.
Touted as a “raucous comedy” with “tremendous heart,” Assisted Living follows Amber (Cardi B), a small-time crook who finds herself in over her head when a heist goes wrong. On the run from the cops and her former crew, she struggles to find anywhere to hide. Running out of options, Amber disguises herself as an elderly woman and hides out in the one place no one will look — her estranged grandmother’s nursing home.
Paramount snagged the rights to Assisted Living back in 2019. Those that are close to the project have likened it to such films as Tootsie, Sister Act, and Mrs. Doubtfire. Each is a comedy featuring a character posing as someone they’re not, but who ultimately have a positive impact on the people they’ve duped into believing their elaborate ruse.
Assisted Living is based on an original spec script by Kay Oyegun, who’s written for the emotionally-charged hit show This is Us. The film also has Temple Hill and Stephen Love producing.
Cardi B’s first album, “Invasion of Privacy,” was released in 2018, and ever since that time she’s been climbing the hip-hop ladder several rungs at a time. Her latest single “WAP (featuring Megan Thee Stallion) has become something of a sex-positive anthem for women the world over, regardless of how intimidating the track is for, well, let’s just say, some men. This is preposterous, of course, but I don’t have time to educate right now. You’re just going to have to trust me on this one.
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