Latifah inks for ‘Collector’

Rapper/thesp joins Washington, Jolie in Noyce pic

Queen Latifah, currently in production on the CBS miniseries with Cicely Tyson, “Mama Flora’s Family,” has joined Universal’s “The Bone Collector” with Denzel Washington.

Pic is about a quadriplegic detective (Washington) who tracks down a serial killer with his partner (Angelina Jolie). Latifah will play the detective’s nurse and confidant.

Phillip Noyce is helming the pic, which is slated to start shooting Sept. 10. Martin Bregman and Louis A. Stroller are producing with a script by Christopher Crowe, Jeffrey Deaver and Jeremy Iacone.

Rapper Latifah has “Living Out Loud” coming out from New Line in October. Her other credits include “Set It Off” and “Sphere.”

Her deal was brokered by Randi Michel and Nicole David of the William Morris Agency.

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