The Debuting Actor Joyner Lucas Will Star Opposite Mark Wahlberg

The Debuting Actor Joyner Lucas Will Star Opposite Mark Wahlberg

The 34-year-old recording artist has been cast as the lead in a future Mark Wahlberg movie. On Friday, Lucas shared a selfie of himself and the Boogie Nights star on the set of the gig and announced it on Instagram. Lucas hasn’t provided much information on the project, but fans assume he’ll play a big part because he’ll be spending the next few months filming.

“I received a lead role.” With one of my greatest pals in my first movie, @markwahlberg,” he captioned the photo. “Shooting for a few months. This is the acting transition that I always dreamed of and I owe it to you. love you buddy.”

“You got the skills buddy,” wrote the actor, who personally cast Lucas. “Time to do the work.”

Apparently, the movie will debut between 2023 and 2024.

When Wahlberg was chosen by Lucas to appear in his star-studded music video for “Zim Zimma,” which also featured cameos by Diddy and George Lopez, the two Massachusetts natives reportedly grew close.

With special guest Symba, Lucas recently finished his ADHD Tour. In a lengthy Instagram post published earlier this month, he discussed the journey.

“I’m doing all this independently with absolutely NO RECORD LABEL,” he wrote. “I even bought my own tour buses and semi trucks out of my pocket so I don’t have to rent them anymore. I’m not saying all this to brag, but more so to motivate and educate. I come from a little city called Worcester, Massachusetts. Wasn’t no opportunities for n***az like me. I had to get it out of the mud. I wanted everyone who came to the ADHD TOUR to walk away with an experience. To anybody who’s ever streamed or purchased my music, bought a merch item, or came to my shows, I want to let you know I love you and I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you. I love seeing all your faces in that crowd singing every word.”

He gave a brief album preview as he wrapped up the message. His most recent full-length work was ADHD from 2020.

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