True Jackson V.P., star Keke Palmer is heading back to the big screen. The 17 year old beauty will reportedly star in Nick Cannon’s upcoming film “Rags.” Keke broke the news via her website KekePalmer.com and revealed how the new role came about.
According to Keke, Nick called her parents/manager and told them he had written a script with her specifically in mind to play the lead. After checking it out for themselves, Keke says she went into entrepreneurial mode, adding herself on as the film’s co-producer.
Because of her now heightened role in the project, Keke said she was able to make suggestions about the script, the hiring of cast members, and even the movie’s score, which is being overseen by Rodney Jerkins and Billie Woodruff.
Keke says she took on the role because she hadn’t done anything similar since her 2007 Disney TV film “Jump In.” Since her debut Keke, has been in over 10 films, including “Akeelah and the Bee,” “Madea’s Family Reunion,” and the upcoming Queen Latifah/Dolly Parton project “Joyful Noise.”