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Rapper Bow Wow joins CSI spin-off

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Bow Wow - Will play hacker Brody 'Baby Face' Nelson

Rapper Bow Wow is to star opposite Patricia Arquette and James Van Der Beek in the upcoming series CSI: Cyber, which is inspired by the work of Irish cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken.

Deadline.com says that Bow Wow - real name Shad Moss - will play Brody 'Baby Face' Nelson, a hacker who is ordered to work with Avery Ryan (Arquette), the head of the FBI's Cyber Crime Division.

The show's co-creator, Anthony E Zuiker, said: "Bow Wow is a gifted young actor who will have the responsibility, through his character, to set an example for young people who watch the show to 'do what's right' even when you know 'nothing but wrong'."

Zuiker continued: "It will be a redemption story and a cautionary tale all wrapped into one. The role of Nelson required someone with deep acting chops and off the charts smarts. Shad Moss is a unique talent that possesses both."

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