Columbus Short and newcomer Erica Peeples are starring in the film adaptation of “True to the Game” a novel written by New York Times bestselling author Teri Woods.

The former “Scandal” star is set to play Quadir, a millionaire drug dealer, who falls in love with Gena (Peeples), a young girl from the projects, and introduces her to his fast-paced and dangerous lifestyle of sex, money, and drugs.

Vivica Fox, Evan Ross, Keith Robinson, and Nelsan Ellis are also starring in the Danny Green-directed film.

Columbus is producing the film along with Leah Daniels-Butler and Manny Halley.

Principal filming recently began in Los Angeles.

Get a first look at Columbus as Quadir on page 2.