Foursome rocks with 'Cracktown'


Evan Ross, Michael Rapaport, Kerry Washington and Victor Rasuk are attached to star in Buddy Giovinazzo's drug-fueled indie urban drama "Life Is Hot in Cracktown."

Ross also is starring in Jessy Terrero's "Brooklyn to Manhattan," a thriller about four Manhattanites stalked by killers in Brooklyn subway tunnels after a failed drug deal.

"Cracktown," based on Giovinazzo's eponymous 1993 collection of short stories, intertwines several unsettling tales of people in a neighborhood ravaged by crack cocaine.

Ross, the 18-year-old son of singer Diana Ross, recently stirred up controversy after the MPAA initially banned a poster for Lionsgate's upcoming "Pride" because of a revealing shot of him in a tight swimsuit. According to a story this week in the New York Daily News, Lionsgate was forced to prove that the photo wasn't altered, prompting a reversal of the decision. "Apparently the MPAA accused us of enlarging his bulge," a Lionsgate spokesperson said. "He's just naturally well-endowed. That's the long and short of it."

Ross' credits include the upcoming HBO Films drama "Life Support" with Queen Latifah and the indie drama "Gardens of the Night" with John Malkovich. Rapaport, who stars in Fox's "The War at Home," recently appeared in "Hitch" and "Special." Washington's credits include "The Last King of Scotland," "The Dead Girl" and the upcoming "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer." Rasuk played the title character in "Raising Victor Vargas" and will appear in "Reggaeton" and "Spinning Into Butter."

Ross is repped by Innovative Artists, Kritzer Levine Wilkins Entertainment and the law firm Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca, Fischer, Gilbert-Lurie, Stiffelman, Cook, Johnson, Lande and Wolf Llp. Rapaport is repped by Gersh Agency. Washington is repped by CAA and Washington Square Arts. Rasuk is repped by Gersh Agency and Washington Square Arts.