The movie is “Things Fall Apart,” which Jackson and partner Randall Emmett will produce through their Cheetah Vision Films label, Variety reports. The story follows a talented college football running back who “faces a personal tragedy as well as his own mortality” in his senior year. Jackson will take on the starring role; he also co-wrote the script with Brian Miller. Mario Van Peebles will direct.
We’ll next see Jackson in “The Gun,” which also stars Val Kilmer. The duo told MTV about it last year, in November, on the red carpet at the American Music Awards. “It’s called ’The Gun,’ and it’s about a gun,” Kilmer told us. “It’s a really good title. He wrote it,” he said, referring to Jackson.
Not much more is known about “Things Fall Apart” just yet. Jackson is reportedly losing weight — “65 pounds” — according to Cheetah partner Emmett. Jackson, as 50, will soon go on tour in support of his album “Before I Self Destruct,” so there’s predictably no start date for “Things” yet. Rest assured, we’ll be staying tuned for more news as this project develops.
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