By Borys Kit 1 hour, 43 minutes ago
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Rapper Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, who has the No. 1 album in the country, has joined Vince Vaughn in the cast of the Christmas comedy "Fred Claus."
The Warner Bros. project stars Vaughn as Santa's loser brother living in New York who returns home to the North Pole and almost ruins Christmas. Ludacris will play an angry elf.
Paul Giamatti, Kevin Spacey, John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks also are in the cast. It will be directed by David Dobkin, who previously worked with Vaughn in "The Wedding Crashers."
Ludacris' "Release Therapy" debuted atop the Billboard 200 and the R&B/hip-hop charts Wednesday, selling 309,000 copies.
Actingwise, Ludacris was part of the ensemble cast of "Crash" and received a SAG Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. He appeared in "Hustle & Flow" and on TV's "Law & Order: SVU." He recently did voice work for an episode of "The Boondocks" on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.
LOL she is the girl from the 40YOV she is great!GREAT CAST!!!!