How many roles can rapper-turned-actor the RZA be cast in? He appeared in this summer’s Funny People, signed on to star in the upcoming Paul Haggis drama The Next Three Days, and now he’s set to star opposite Robert Downey, Jr.? According to Variety, the RZA has joined Todd Phillips latest comedy, Due Date.
Due Date is a road trip movie that centers on a father (Downey) to be as he anxiously tries to venture cross country to make it in time for his child’s birth. Unfortunately, he has to hitch a ride with an annoying slacker (Zach Galifianakis) in order to make that happen. Michelle Monaghan has been cast as the pregnant wife, and Jamie Foxx will star as her ex-boyfriend, who also happens to be one of Downey’s best buds.
No description has been given as to what RZA’s role will entail, but I have a few guesses. He might be one of the many characters Downey comes in contact with while trekking across country. The up and coming actor has been landing gigs left and right in front and behind the camera. RZA’s trying to step up his game, and I’m not mad at him for it. He’s staying relevant in the entertainment field by expanding into various outlets. I’m interested in seeing more from his acting career in the near future.
What do you think of RZA being cast in Due Date?