After one (albeit rocky) season on “American Idol,” Nicki Minaj now qualifies as a TV veteran. But the Young Money princess is working on upping her screen game with a role in the upcoming Cameron Diaz revenge comedy “The Other Woman.”
Minaj, who starred as animated mammoth Steffie in last year’s “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” is in final negotiations to play Diaz’s opinionated assistant at a law firm in the film, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The comedy will be directed Nick Cassavetes (“Alpha Dog”) and also feature “This is 40″ actress Leslie Mann, “Game Of Thrones” star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and model Kate Upton. The movie follows the thrice-married Diaz, who finds out that she is the “other woman” in an affair and teams up with the wife to get revenge on the cheating husband, played by Coster-Waldau. Upton plays another mistress who joins the women in their plot.
A few weeks ago, the drama-loving rapper, a performing-arts school alum, told MTV News
that she was ready to return to her “first love,” acting. “I may be working on something right now. I can’t really say too much about it, but I definitely have the acting bug,” Minaj said. “That was my first love, so you just never know.”
Though used to being in front of the cameras, Upton is also a relative newbie to the big screen, logging just a few bit parts in previous films, including Eddie Murphy’s “Tower Heist” and last year’s comedic flop, “The Three Stooges.”
The film is slated to shoot in late spring/early summer in New York, after Minaj finishes her run on “Idol,” which wraps in three weeks.