Chris Brown cast in romantic comedy 'Think Like A Man'
Chris Brown can add another job to his growing acting resume. The singer has been cast in the upcoming romantic comedy "Think Like A Man," based on the dating advice book "Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man" by comedian Steve Harvey.
Brown's spokesperson confirmed to Us Weekly that Brown has been cast in the film, however, his role has not been specified.
Harvey, who published the book in 2009, congratulated Brown via Twitter on nabbing a role on the film on July 16. "Hey @chrisbrown ! Congrats on landing a role in #actlikealady the movie! I'm proud of you man," he wrote.
According to a July 15 press release by Screen Gems, the studio behind the movie, "Think Like A Man" will also star Brown's "Takers" co-star Michael Ealy, "Entourage" actor Jerry Ferrara, "The Curious Cast of Benjamin Button" actress Taraji P. Henson and "Bad Boys II" actress Gabrielle Union.
The film is about four male friends whose love lives are turned upside down once the women in their lives begin taking advice from Harvey's book. When the men discover what is causing their problems, they conspire to use the book's teachings to turn the tables.
"Think Like A Man" is set for release on April 6, 2012.
It will not be Brown's first time on the big screen. As previously stated he starred in the 2010 film "Takers" with "The Fast and the Furious" franchise star Paul Walker, rapper T.I. and Hayden Christensen. Brown also had a recurring role in 2007 on "The O.C." and made his silver screen debut in "Stomp The Yard," also in 2007.
Brown has been trying to rebuild his image after several controversies. He became an especially sought-after celebrity for the paparazzi after he pleaded guilty in 2009 to felony assault for attacking R&B singer Rihanna, who he was dating at the time. He was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service. Brown completed a court-mandated domestic violence course in December 2010.
After the confrontation, Rihanna obtained a restraining order against Brown. In February, it was downgraded to a lower level. The two are allowed to contact each other.
In March, Brown stormed off the set of the ABC show "Good Morning America" after host Robin Roberts asked him about his domestic abuse case involving Rihanna. He later apologized, saying he had to "blow off steam." The incident occurred on the day of the release of his new album "F.A.M.E.," which later topped the U.S. charts.
In June, he apologized for saying an anti-gay slur during a non-violent confrontation with a paparazzo journalist.