Tara Reid playing NYPD captain in movie directed by beefcake ex-Kanye West bodyguard Steve Stanulis

She has faced down Sharknadoes in six movies now.

But in her upcoming film The Fifth Boro, Tara Reid will face a more traditional set of baddies as she plays an NYPD captain in Staten Island.

She will star with and be directed by one Steve Stanulis, a scrumptious real life ex-cop who once worked as a bodyguard for Kanye West and has spoken to the New York Daily News about the upcoming film.

Far cry from Sharknadoes: In her upcoming film The Fifth Boro, Tara Reid will face a more traditional set of baddies as she plays an NYPD captain in Staten Island

Far cry from Sharknadoes: In her upcoming film The Fifth Boro, Tara Reid will face a more traditional set of baddies as she plays an NYPD captain in Staten Island

'It’s inspired by the drug epidemic in Staten Island. The main characters’ daughter has cancer so he has to go back to a world he’d left behind to raise money,' said he.

Tara 'was someone I envisioned for the role' of the police captain,' explained Steve, who himself is a resident of Staten Island.

Raging Bull Oscar-nominee Cathy Moriarty is also in the film, as is A Bronx Tale actor Lillo Brancato, who was paroled from prison after eight years in 2013.

Top brass: She will star with and be directed by one Steve Stanulis, a scrumptious real life ex-cop who spoke to the New York Daily News about the film

Top brass: She will star with and be directed by one Steve Stanulis, a scrumptious real life ex-cop who spoke to the New York Daily News about the film

Lillo was involved in an attempted 2005 drug robbery, in the process of which his accomplice shot an off-duty cop dead. 

Though Lillo was charged with second-degree murder, he was acquitted of that and convicted of first-degree attempted burglary. The accomplice was jailed for life. 

Steve made a documentary called Wasted Talent about Lillo that won this year's New York City International Film Festival's best documentary gong.

'Inspired by the drug epidemic in Staten Island': 'The main characters¿ daughter has cancer so he has to go back to a world he¿d left behind to raise money,' said he

'Inspired by the drug epidemic in Staten Island': 'The main characters’ daughter has cancer so he has to go back to a world he’d left behind to raise money,' said he

'I lost a lot of friends while making this. I think if they watch it, they'll owe me an apology,' Steve told the New York Daily News, noting Lillo 'didn't pull the trigger.'

The filmmaker, who went by 'Savage Steve' during his youthful stint as a Chippendale dancer, used to be Kanye's bodyguard. The bodyguard was fired in May 2016 after Kanye reportedly flew into a jealous rage after he ‘chatted up’ his wife while on duty for them in New York. 

Steve strenuously denied any such behavior toward Kim, exclusively telling Daily Mail Online: 'Kanye needs to chill the f*** out.' The rapper, per Steve, was ''the most self-absorbed person' he had ever met. 

Storied history: The filmmaker, who went by 'Savage Steve' during his youthful stint as a Chippendale dancer, used to be Kanye's bodyguard

Storied history: The filmmaker, who went by 'Savage Steve' during his youthful stint as a Chippendale dancer, used to be Kanye's bodyguard

Tara, whose previous film work includes American Pie, has been the leading lady of all of Syfy's Sharknado movies, the sixth of which first is due out this August.

The American Pie actress, who was booted from Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars in 2016 after she and Dean May confessed they had feigned their romance, co-stars in the Sharknado franchise with the hunky Ian Ziering.

This Tuesday, Tara was pap-snapped bundled up in a North Face jacket as she and a male pal enjoyed a stroll together in Calabasas. 

On the go: This Tuesday, Tara was pap-snapped bundled up in a North Face jacket as she and a male pal enjoyed a stroll together in Calabasas

On the go: This Tuesday, Tara was pap-snapped bundled up in a North Face jacket as she and a male pal enjoyed a stroll together in Calabasas

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Tara Reid playing NYPD captain in movie directed by Steve Stanulis

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