Kelly Rowland In 'The Seat Filler' Talks

Kelly RowlandDestiny's Child's Kelly Rowland is in final talks to star as the female lead opposite Duane Martin in the indie feature The Seat Filler, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

'Filler' will see Martin, who also co-wrote the project with Mark Brown and Tisha Campbell-Martin, star as Derrick, a struggling, unemployed man who is studying for the bar exam. To make ends meet, he works as a seat filler for various awards ceremonies. While occupying the seat of a high-powered entertainment attorney, Derrick meets his dream girl, Jhnelle (Rowland), a gorgeous superstar who is performing at the event. To Derrick's amazement, Jhnelle falls hard for him too. There is one problem: Jhnelle is under the mistaken impression that Derrick is a wealthy lawyer, not a lowly seat filler.

The project will be directed by Nick Castle with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith executive producing. It is expected to go into production this Saturday.

Rowland can next be seen in New Line Cinema's Freddy vs. Jason next month.

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