Alright, Nick Cannon, you can do anything, we get it, stop rubbing it in our faces.
Variety is reporting that multi-hyphenate actor, rapper, comedian, record producer, TV host, radio personality, Mariah Carey's husband, dad and overall businessman is throwing his hat in the ring of movie directing for Lionsgate's "School Dance."
The "Friday" and "House Party"-style comedy builds its story around "a high school freshman who wants to be part of the most popular dance clique in his school — but he tends to freeze in the spotlight and has no clue how he's going to pass the initiation."
Cannon started off as a popular teen fixture on Nickelodeon, eventually nabbing his own show and by the early 2000s was balancing a burgeoning movie career ("Drumline," "Love Don't Cost A Thing") with his status as a rap star like Will Smith. Once his films began to flounder and a second album never materialized Cannon focused his energies on developing other music acts, becoming the chairman of TeenNick, hosting "America's Got Talent," and, yes, feuding with Eminem.
While Cannon has previously directed TV movies featuring pop group School Gyrls, working under the Lionsgate umbrella signals that he could be their next Tyler Perry-style cash factory. Given Cannon's family friendly Christian image and entrepreneurial tendencies that's not a hard leap to make, but we're also reminded of another child star who went on to brief movie stardom before directing a film or two: Ron Howard.