Atlanta, Georgia emcee Ludacris has garnered praises for his acting roles in Crash and Hustle & Flow. The DTP Records co-founder will soon try his hand in the Romantic Comedy genre, appearing in No Strings Attached. The January 21 film features Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman.

Ludacris will reportedly play a friend and advisor to Kutcher’s character, who is trying to understand how to transition a “friends with benefits” relationship into true love.