the Destiny's Child
singer who is up for five Grammy Awards will make her acting debut in the MTV original film, Carmen: A Hip Hopera
, described as an urban retelling of the classic opera. The movie which will be directed by Robert Townsend
co-stars Mekhi Phifer
) and will also feature appearances by rappers Lil Bow Wow
and Mos Def
. Townsend told reporters at the Television Critics Association that he's not ruling out cameos by Knowles's Destiny's Child singing mates.