Bad Bunny is expanding his résumé.
According to Deadline, the two-time Grammy-nominated reggaeton star, born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, will join the all-star cast—which includes the Brad Pitt—of David Leitch's upcoming film, Bullet Train. Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Zazie Beetz, Michael Shannon, Logan Lerman, Masi Oka, and Andrew Koji are also confirmed cast members, according to the outlet. Fellow musician Lady Gaga is rumored to be cast in a lead role, but that has yet to be confirmed.
Bullet Train, whose screenplay is reportedly adapted from Kōtarō Isaka's book Maria Beetle, follows five assassins aboard the same train who soon realize that their separate missions are all connected. Bad Bunny's casting marks the beginning of his big-screen career, but this role isn't actually the musician's first acting opportunity. He will make his acting debut in the film American Sole, which costars Pete Davidson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Camila Mendes, and Offset, and is produced by Kevin Hart. Further, he's been confirmed to have a special guest-starring role in the upcoming season of Narcos: Mexico on Netflix.
"I always wanted to make movies and act, so it's a dream come true," Bad Bunny recently told Entertainment Tonight. "I'm so happy."
The news follows an immensely successful 2020 for the Puerto Rican rapper, even amid the COVID-19 crisis. His latest album, El Ultimo Tour del Mundo, made history as the first Spanish-language album to debut atop the Billboard 200 chart; he was revealed to be Spotify's most-streamed artist with more than eight billion listens; and he is nominated twice for next year's Grammys—or as he affectionately calls them, "the gringo Grammys."
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