Rapper Kid Cudi is set to play Ari Gold's assistant in the upcoming Entourage movie.

Rex Lee originally played the character of Lloyd on the hit TV series and now Kid Cudi has been signed to bring the character to the big screen.

The star, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, has previously starred in TV shows Brooklyn Nine-Nine and How To Me It In America and is set to play himself in upcoming racing film Need For Speed.

The Entourage movie is slated for release next year with Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon reprising their original roles from the series.