Drake To Star In Upcoming ‘Ice Age’ Film

Just like the late great Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Drake is for the kids.

It’s being reported the Canadian rap sensation will star in the fourth installment of the animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift. Drake joins a cast that includes Jennifer Lopez, Jeremy Renner, and familiar faces Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Seann William Scott and Josh Peck.

“Continental Drift” is currently slated to hit theaters July 13, 2012. As of press time it is unknown what role Drake will play in the movie.

A few weeks back we caught up with Drake at the New Orleans leg of Lil Wayne’s “I Am Still Music” tour when the scruffy looking MC spoke on his new look.

During an unusual interview where correspondent Sway left his duties to Young Money first lady Nicki Minaj, the raptress questioned Drake’s latest appearance. Responding to Nicki, Drake revealed that it was for a film role. In January, it was reported that the former “Degrassi: The Next Generation” star was joining the cast of “Arbitrage,” which is set to star Susan Sarandon and Al Pacino. However, Drake relayed that he has “decided to work on my album instead of doing that particular film.”

Earlier this year it was revealed that Drake was being considered for a role in the film “Arbitrage” going back to his acting roots.

A spokesperson for producer Johnny Lin’s Filmula company confirmed back in January that Drake was in negotiations to join the financial thriller “Arbitrage.” The Wrap reported that the Young Money rapper was considering joining the cast of the indie film, which will be written and directed by Nicholas Jarecki (“The Outsider”).

Or maybe not.

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