David Banner To Star In New Ice Cube Flick

 David Banner will be showing off his acting chops in a new movie produced by legendary West Coast rapper Ice Cube.

The Mississippi rapper/producer, who has previously appeared in such major motion pictures as Black Snake Moan alongside Samuel L. Jackson and This Christmas, is set to appear in The Comeback, a film produced by Ice Cube for his Cube Vision film company.

Banner, who has reportedly been taking acting classes to strengthen his craft, will play the role of Maurice Hall. The Comeback will be directed by rap-rocker Fred Durst, former frontman of Limp Bizkit. This will be the second movie directed by Durst, who previously worked on The Education of Charlie Banks.

While Banner may be collecting checks from his acting skills, fans are still waiting to hear the rapper flex his lyrical skills on his long-awaited disc The Greatest Story Ever Told. The album, which will feature guest spots from a slew of hip-hop heavyweights including Lil' Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Yung Joc and R&B crooner Chris Brown, has seen it's release date steadily pushed back. Banner is hoping to have the CD hit the shelves sometime in early '08.