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LL Cool J is joining the cast of Last Holiday for Paramount Pictures. He will play an ex-con who has a secret crush on the main character (Queen Latifah) in the remake of the 1950 British comedy. The original film starred Alec Guinness as a poor clerk who, with only a few months to live, decides to take one last holiday, during which he's mistaken for an eccentric aristocrat. In the new version, Queen Latifah will play a shy clerk who goes on a European vacation after she learns that she is terminally ill. Wayne Wang is directing, with Laurence Marks and ImageMovers partner Jack Rapke producing. LL Cool J's film credits include the upcoming S.W.A.T., Deliver Us From Eva and the upcoming Mindhunters. He is repped by WMA.

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