ATLANTA -- The roar in the crowd went up almost as soon as his pearl white luxury car rolled down the street.
There is no question that rapper T.I. is a superstar in music, but now with his new film "Takers", he's trying to move into the world of film as well, not just to expand his brand but to expand his craft as an actor and as a businessman.
"We enjoyed ourselves," said T.I. Harris. "Will Packer and Rainforest were gracious enough to embrace us and basically show us the ropes about what it takes to be film producers."
Several of the movie's other marquee actors showed up at the Atlantic Station Regal Cinema for the Atlanta premier, bringing with them the kind of stargazing hysteria usually reserved for Hollywood.
With more and more films being shot in Georgia, Atlanta is now on the map for film-makers.