The last time Ja Rule (real name Jeffrey Atkins) made a big splash was during the golden days of Murder Inc. Past that, Ja faded into obscurity for a couple of years before attempting to launch a musical comeback. Maybe his role in the William Butler-directed movie Furnace will help put Ja back in the spotlight. Ja appears alongside Paul Wall, Taylor Kinney, and Danny Trejo in Furnace.
Furnace is a supernatural thriller about a motley crew of inmates who accidentally unleash a vengeful curse on a dilapidated penitentiary. Furnace on February 12, 2008.