OutKast star Andre Benjamin, aka Andre 3000, is set to star in a new music drama.

The Hollywood Reporter says that the singer has made a deal with Element Films to star in the movie, which will be directed by Emmy award winner Paris Barclay ('ER', 'The West Wing', 'The Shield').

The film is set in the 1970s and tells the story of the troubled interracial romance between a well-off musical prodigy named Valentine (Benjamin) and a woman called Chevon.

Production is set to start in New Orleans in September.