Nelly has been chosen to play Chuck Berry in a new biopic about Buddy Holly. The movie will be called “Clear Lake”,  named after the lake in Iowa where Buddy Holly was killed in a plane crash back in 1959.

The movie is directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Ruairi O’Connor as Buddy Holly. Colin Hanks will play Holly’s manager Norman Petty, and Orange Is the New Black actor Diane Guerrero has been cast as Holly’s wife Maria.

Nelly has previously appeared in movies such as 2014’s “Reach Me” and 2005’s “The Longest Yard”.

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