Like many before him, [artist id="860639"]50 Cent[/artist] is making the transition from hip-hop to Hollywood. The rapper, who has a finger in various projects — from his own film-production company, called Cheetah Vision Films, to distributing a line of earphones — has signed on for yet another movie role.
According to Variety, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will star in an upcoming crime drama called “Freelancers,” in which he’ll play the son of a murdered New York City police officer who joins the force and finds himself “on a team of rogue Gotham cops.”
The movie will reportedly be directed by Jessy Terrero (“Soul Plane”), who has previously worked with 50 on some of his most-memorable videos such as the MTV Video Music Award-nominated “Candy Shop.”
The latest news is just another step in 50 Cent’s plan to move from music to movies. Making his big-screen debut in 2005′s “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” the star shocked fans a few years later when he tweeted a picture of himself looking frighteningly thin in preparation for his role in his passion project “Things Fall Apart.”
In fact, the 35-year-old seems to be continuing to take his craft very seriously. When MTV News caught up with him at this year’s Sundance Film Festival — which he attended alongside his friend, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., to promote their newly launched film company, Mayweather Productions — 50 seemed as ambitious as ever.
He not only said he feels as though he’s “growing” as an actor, but also that he hopes to have a career akin to trailblazing Oscar-winner Sidney Poitier. As 50 put it, “Shoot for the stars if you would do that.”
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