Bernard Hopkins Eyes 50 Cent for Lead Role in Biopic
When boxer Bernard Hopkins began to reflect on his life and think about potentially making a biopic out of his trials, rapper 50 Cent was the first actor that came to mind. Hopkins, who will try to become boxing's oldest world champion this summer at the age of 46, says he has the financial backing for a film and wants to get his ideal actor onboard.
"After I win, I'm ready to tell my whole story," Hopkins told ESPN. "I studied at the university of life. Sometimes you have to almost die to know what living is about. I know my life can be an inspiration to others. I learned my lessons early. Statistics show that I shouldn't be alive today. I overcame so much."
Hopkins, who became a felon at the age of 17 and served four years out of an 18-year bid in prison, thinks 50 Cent's rough pre-star life gives him the perfect credentials to provide an accurate and authentic portrayal on the big screen. He has apparently already talked to the producers of 'Training Day' and 'Brooklyn's Finest' to get them onboard with the new project.
"I want 50 Cent," Hopkins concluded. "He has the swagger. He doesn't look approachable but he really is. He understands my life. It was his life also."
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