Mos Def to star in, produce ‘Zero’

Canter brothers to write, direct film

Mos Def has signed on to star in and exec produce “Bobby Zero.”

Pic, from writing-directing brothers Markus and Mason Canter, is skedded to begin production in November.

Def will play the romantic lead in the film about a down-on-his-luck social satirist who gives up his artistic aspirations to work at an advertising agency.

“Zero” will be produced by Effie Brown’s Los Angeles-based production company Duly Noted, which is also producing another Def starrer, “Bury Me Standing.”

Helmed by Caran Hartsfield, “Standing,” which begins production in August, also stars Alfre Woodard.

Duly Noted’s first film, “Rocket Science,” will be released theatrically by Picturehouse on Aug. 10.

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