As if five projects wasn't enough for Mos Def's docket, Variety is reporting that he's got a sixth on the way -- Bobby Zero, which he will star in and executive produce. Def plays the lead, "a down-on-his-luck social satirist who gives up his artistic aspirations to work at an advertising agency." He's also the romantic lead, but there's no word on who his character is itching to get groinal with. The script was written by Markus andMason Canter, who are apparently known as "The Flying Canter Brothers." They've only got a sports doc, and short film on their resume, so I've really no idea what this means for the film. But Mos Def usually picks some good material, so it should be decent, at the very least.

In the meantime, we've got to wait until December to check out Be Kind Rewind, the flick that has him and Jack Black acting out classic movies after accidentally destroying an entire video store's worth. (By the way, Film Ick put up the most recent leak the other day -- the pair doing Driving Miss Daisy.) After that, we've got the six films he needs to shoot, and it's a pretty decent collection -- Stringbean and Marcus, a film about broken romance between Black Panther members that teams him with Sophie Okonedo, a part in Toussaint, the biographical drama about the man who led the slave rebellion that sparked the Haitian revolution, the William H. Macy-helmed Keep Coming Back, about a kid with a heart condition who enters AA to stalk the stripper he has a crush on, Little Scarlet, the Walter Mosley adaptation that has Def co-starring with Jeffrey Wright and finally, The Brazilian Job, the follow-up to The Italian Job.

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