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So what would happen if you took one of the most hardcore rappers around — Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson — and cast him in a movie where he plays a cop? There are two possibilities: Either the world would implode or we'd get something transcendentally mind-blowing.
Or, as the new red band trailer for "Freelancers" show, both at the same time.
Here's the deal: In a "Training Day"-esque scenario, Jackson plays a rookie cop who is taken in under the wing of a veteran vice officer played by none other than Robert De Niro. But while Jackson is tasked with cleaning up both the force and the streets, De Niro may have something a little different in mind — namely, lining his own pockets with fat cash at the expense of all that is good and holy in this world.
Add in Forest Whitaker as a wild card undercover agent and you've got a recipe for madness and mayhem that would make for the perfect 50 Cent single. Check out the red band trailer, courtesy of YouTube, but be warned: It earns the red band the old fashioned way (with a handful of f-bombs). Would you expect any less from 50 Cent?