50 Cent to Play Police Informant in New Film
Having successfully portrayed a drug dealer who gets shot and takes up rapping in 'Get Rich or Die Tryin',' Vitamin Water millionaire 50 Cent (a former drug dealer who was shot and became a rapper) has decided to finally get serious about his film career.
50 has upcoming projects with both Forest Whitaker and Jermaine Crawford, and a film version of his forthcoming album in the works, but probably most surprising is the cop drama 'Caught in the Crossfire' that he is slated to produce and star in.
The film features 50 as a former gangster-gone-government informant, and will also be executive produced by Violator Management head honcho, Christ Lighty, and actor (and former Tupac co star) Tim Roth.
According to Variety, the drama "concerns two homicide detectives who find themselves caught in the crossfire of a gang-related homicide and a group of dirty cops."
'Crossfire' will be directed by newcomer Brian Miller, who also wrote the script, and produced by 50's Cheetah Vision Films. It also features actors Chris Klein, Richard T. Jones and Adam Rodriguez, and the word is that pre-production has already begun.
Additionally, Cheetah Vision is producing a remake of 'Jekyll and Hyde,' starring 50 and Whitaker, and an untitled drama starring 50, directed by Benny Boom. Can't knock the hustle.