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 film.

14/07/2004 02:27