Chris Brown Attached to Apparently Ironic Romantic Comedy

Singer-actor would star in a movie about a relationship expert with a messy personal life, based on a Steve Harvey book

Chris Brown is attached to co-star in the upcoming romantic comedy "Think Like a Man," an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

An adaptation of the 2009 nonfiction book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" by Steve Harvey — who'll be co-executive producing — the movie will center on a relationship expert whose own personal life is in shambles.

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With Brown's casting, that won't be the only ironic element of the rom-com; the 22-year-old "I Can Transform Ya" singer's personal life famously hit a bumpy road in 2009, when he was charged with felony assault for beating his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna, following a pre-Grammys party. (Brown was sentenced to five years' probation, a year of domestic violence counseling, and six months of community service for the beating.)

Though primarily known for his music, Brown has had several notable acting roles, including in the 2010 film "Takers" and in 2007's "Stomp the Yard."

"Think Like a Man," starring Gabrielle Union and produced by Rainforest Films, is slated for a 2012 release.