Tony Yayo Takes Hostages In New Flick 'SWAT'
G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo has landed a major film role in the movie SWAT: Fire Fight, which is based on the hit TV show S.W.A.T.
As previously reported, production on the movie SWAT started in Detroit on April 18th, with director Bennie Boom handling directorial duties.
The movie centers around a Los Angeles SWAT officer who is sent to train the Detroit SWAT team with new anti-terrorism techniques.
As Lt. Paul Cutler attempt to train the new team he locks horns with his new captain, while encountering resistance from the team he is training.
Enter Tony Yayo. A source confirmed that the G-Unit member would be “taking hostages.”
His character is named “Carlos,” in the movie, which also stars Robert Patrick, Giancarlo Esposito, Kim Byers and others.
“He is a ‘bad guy’ that takes an innocent bystander hostage and ignites a SWAT: Fire Fight,” the source said.
“It’s exciting to bring an iconic TV show to life,” said executive Producer Scott Putman. “The film is going to be gritty, edgy, and suspenseful.Â I used to watch the TV series when I was a kid, and I couldn’t be more excited to help carry on the name.”
SWAT: Fire Fight is a production of Neal H. Moritz’s Original Film, with Stage 6 Films.
A release date was not available as of press time.