Marlon Wayans, the multi-hyphenate who received writing credits on all four entries in the "Scary Movie" franchise, may be tackling his scariest movie yet, as the actor is attached to star in Harmony Korine's upcoming indie film "Twinkle, Twinkle," his publicist has confirmed to TheWrap.
The unsurprisingly bizarre story follows a former hitman who dresses up in a dollar bill costume.
Wayans gets a bad rap thanks to the "comedies" he has made with his family members, including "White Chicks" and "Little Man," but he happens to be an incredibly capable actor, having impressed with his dramatic performance in Darren Aronofsky's "Requiem for a Dream."
Wayans also earned strong notices for his turn opposite Tom Hanks in the Coen brothers' remake of "The Ladykillers," so clearly he brings his A-game to his collaborations with acclaimed directors. And Korine is a visionary filmmaker with an authentic original voice.
Korine is best known for directing indie landmarks "Gummo" and "Julien Donkey-Boy," but my vote goes to 2007's "Mister Lonely," which starred Diego Luna as a Michael Jackson impersonator.
More street cred: His last film was the demented indie "Trash Humpers," which Netflix has refused to carry due to its "inappropriate content." Korine's recent short film "Act Da Fool" can be found online on the Proenza Schouler website.
Wayans recently starred in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," and he also voiced a character in "Marmaduke." He remains attached to play controversial comedian Richard Pryor in Bill Condon's long-gestating biopic, "Is It Something I Said?"
He's represented by CAA and The Collective, and his casting was first reported on Twitter by Pajiba's Hollywood Cog.