*Lil Wayne, one of the stars of the upcoming sports drama "Hurricane Season" (formerly entitled, "Patriots"), will write and record a new song for the film.
Entitled, "Tie My Hands," the song will be a duet with Robin Thicke and will be on Lil Wayne's new album "Tha Carter III," due in stores today. The digital edition of his album will include an exclusive film version of the song featuring an ad lib about the basketball team depicted in the Dimension Films movie.
The film takes place a year after Hurricane Katrina when Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the disaster and leads them on the path to the state championships.
"With all the tragedy that my home has suffered these last few years since Katrina, I was glad to see that someone wanted to show that through everything New Orleans also has some positive things going on," said Lil Wayne in a statement. "I am also very happy that 'Hurricane Season' is not only my first major part in a motion picture movie, but a movie about where I grew up."
Bob Weinstein, co-chair of The Weinstein Company stated, "We are very excited about "Hurricane Season" and thrilled that the film has now inspired Lil Wayne's powerful song. Today's announcement is a huge addition to this highly anticipated film and will only help broaden the audience appeal. We look forward to continuing to work with Tim Story, Forest Whitaker, Lil Wayne, Raymond Brothers and the rest of the team as we get closer to the Christmas Day release date."