Mariah Carey is brushing off her film flop “Glitter” and planning a new movie role as a boxing coach. The singer, who suffered a highly publicized mental breakdown last year, has agreed to star in the independent drama “Sweet Science,” The Hollywood Reporter reported Wednesday.
Carey, 31, will play a boxing manager hunting for an unknown talent who can help them both break into the world of professional fighting.
After disappointing sales for her “Glitter” soundtrack, Carey recently surrendered her $100 million contract with Virgin Records for a $49 million payout.
She also has a role in the upcoming “Wisegirls,” co-starring with Mira Sorvino as waitresses on the run from mobsters.
Production on “Sweet Science” is expected to begin this summer.