Be Cool: Ron Phillips
EW Staff
June 14, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Will Andre 3000 succeed in his movie debut?

MOVIE ”Be Cool”

WHEN Feb. 11, 2005

PLAYING A rising rap star, leader of a group called the Dub MDs

WHAT’S THE STORY? In this sequel to 1995’s ”Get Shorty,” John Travolta’s loan shark-turned-movie producer Chili Palmer tries his hand at the music business, where he rubs shoulders with the likes of Andre.

WHY HE MIGHT ROCK Advance buzz says the OutKast rapper is a hilarious scene-stealer in the role, which was written specifically for him. He played a similar character in a cameo in last year’s ”Hollywood Homicide.” Plus, we know he’s versatile: He played a half-dozen different characters in the ”Hey Ya!” video.

WHY HE MIGHT HIT A SOUR NOTE He’ll have to fight for screen time with Travolta, Uma Thurman (pictured with Andre), Cedric the Entertainer, and Harvey Keitel, among others.

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