Edi Gathegi Joins Keke Palmer in Indie Drama 'Pimp' (Exclusive)

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'The Blacklist' actor will be playing a boxer-turned-pimp.

Edi Gathegi has joined the cast of Pimp.

The feature stars Keke Palmer as a female pimp who hustles to find love and a way out of her neighborhood in the Bronx. Gathegi will play a hard-core boxer-turned-pimp named Kenny Wayne.

Vanessa Morgan (My Babysitter's a Vampire) also will star in the drama from writer-director Christine Crokos and producer Alexis Varouxakis.

Currently, Gathegi can be seen on NBC's The Blacklist, a role he will reprise in the series' spinoff The Blacklist: Redemption. His feature film credits include the Twilight franchise, Cameron Crowe's Aloha and Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class.

Gathegi is repped by ICM and Framework.