Is Kid Cudi’s rise as an action star around the corner? He’s certainly got a foot in the door with his next role. After impressing as a version of himself in Don’t Look Up and a horny adult film star in X, Cudi will play a police detective in veteran director John Woo’s upcoming action thriller, Silent Night, according to Deadline. Woo, known for such heart-pumping classics as Hard Boiled, Hard Target, Face/Off, and the unfairly maligned Mission: Impossible II, is directing Cudi alongside Joel Kinnaman, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and Harold Torres in a genre-staple revenge story with a twist; there will be no dialogue in the film.
“Its a good day when Deadline posts about u,” Cudi tweeted. “Can’t wait for y’all to see this masterpiece from the GOD John Woo. Joel what’s good!!”
Its a good day when Deadline posts about u ☺️✌🏾💖 cant wait for yall to see this masterpiece from the GOD John Woo. Joel whats good!! https://t.co/rFUFxEtM3v
— The Chosen One : I 💖 YOU FRESHIE 4EVER (@KidCudi) April 4, 2022
Silent Night will be Woo’s first American production since 2003’s Paycheck. However, he’s had an outsized impact on action cinema here, as well as on hip-hop; his Hong Kong classic A Better Tomorrow was referenced by Wu-Tang Clan for their 2014 album of the same.
Kid Cudi, meanwhile, has been racking up Hollywood credits, including a role in his X co-star Brittany Snow’s upcoming directorial debut, September 17th. His own directorial debut, Teddy, is also currently in pre-production with backing from Jay-Z and The Harder They Fall director Jeymes Samuel.