Cardi B has landed her first leading film role in the comedy Assisted Living.

The 28-year-old Grammy winner, who previously had a small role in 2019 stripper crime-drama Hustlers, will play a small-time crook who is forced to disguise herself as an elderly nursing home resident after a heist goes wrong, studio Paramount said.

Responding to her latest role, the hip-hop star said: "Work & life is about to become 10x harder but I'm overwhelmed with happiness. When you have opportunities in your hands TAKE THEM ALL!"

Paramount said: "We’re excited @IAmCardiB’s first lead movie role is WAP = Working At Paramount!"

Cardi's debut album, Invasion Of Privacy, arrived in April 2018 and proved to be a massive critical and commercial success.

It spawned the singles Bodak Yellow, I Like It and Be Careful, as well as winning Cardi B the Grammy for rap album of the year.

Cardi B is married to Migos rapper Offset and they have a daughter, two-year-old Kulture.