Rapper Nelly will make his big-screen debut as an American football star in
the remake of THE LONGEST YARD.
The HOT IN HERRE (corr) hitmaker will team up with former football star
Michael Irvin to play an incarcerated running back in the film, which stars
Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.
Nelly, a high school football star, will also record a sports related
single for the film's 2005 release.
The original 1974 film, about a football clash between inmates and wardens
at a prison, starred Burt Reynolds, who makes a cameo appearance in the new