Ruff Ryders Wesley Snipes Join Forces
Call him Ruffy the Vampire Slayer.
'Blade II' star Wesley Snipes is teaming with Ruff Ryders and trading in his blade for a motorcycle for his next movie.
In 'When the Ride Is Ruff,' which is scheduled to begin shooting in June, Snipes will play a bike-gang leader who is framed for murder. While co-starring roles have been written for the king and queen of Ruff Ryders DMX and Eve a producer said their participation is not yet confirmed.
Ruff Ryders trio the LOX, among others, may also appear in the movie. 'With the biker gang, there will be room for cameos from all of our artists,' Leslie Sabin, the senior vice president of Ruff Ryders' film division, said Monday.
Wink 1100, the motorcyclist who has appeared in several Ruff Ryders videos and whom Sabin called 'the black Evel Knievel,' is coordinating the stunts and will appear in the movie.
Ruff Ryders will also provide the soundtrack.
Kirk Wong ('The Big Hit') will direct 'When the Ride Is Ruff,' which will follow Snipes and his gang on the run from a biker rally in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to New York City.
Ruff Ryders brought the script to Snipes more than two years ago and will co-produce the film along with Snipes' Amen Ra Films. Sabin said she is talking with several studios interested in distributing the movie.
DMX is currently filming 'Cradle to the Grave' with Jet Li (see 'DMX Sets Sights On Bloodline Tour, Jet Li Flick, PSAs' ), Eve just finished shooting 'Barbershop' with Ice Cube (see 'Eve Cast In Ice Cube Comedy, Wraps Up Vin Diesel Action Flick' ) and the LOX's Jadakiss appears in an as-yet-untitled movie with Vivica Fox, according to Sabin.