Queen Latifah is set to join the cast of a new comedy called THE COOKOUT, playing a security guard.

The buxom OSCAR nominee joins fellow rappers Ja Rule and Eve in the movie about an American football player who becomes the number one draft pick, so he throws a big cookout - a meal prepared and served outdoors - at his luxurious mansion.

And as soon as she's finished working on the film - which is currently shooting in New Jersey, America - Queen Latifah will star in the sequel to 2002 Ice Cube hit BARBERSHOP.

15/09/2003 21:13