News: 50 Cent's Role As Police Informant Exposed, Rapper Speaks On New Film
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:10AM
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's role in the upcoming film Caught in the Crossfire has been revealed online with the rapper starring as a police informant.
The name of the character the G-Unit leader plays has been kept under wraps, but Fif has spoken on his reaction to filming in Michigan.
The movie has a police theme, with officers searching out crooked cops with the help of a police informant, played by 50 Cent. The movie's directors and crew are keeping a lot of their work under wraps. But the stars say they are enjoying their time in Grand Rapids. "It's quiet enough for me to enjoy myself," 50 said. "It's laid back out here. It's not so much going on that I'm uncomfortable being out and about." (WZZM News)
Fif's latest film project will reportedly focus on corrupt police officers.
Brian Miller, director and writer of the film, said Grand Rapids was an obvious choice to film, even without the state's new incentives for filmmakers. The film, he said, is a story about two police officers and criminal informant who are caught in the crossfire between a gang-related retaliation and their own police department, with the life of a child in the balance. "It's a gut-wrenching thriller," Miller said. "It's a h*ll of a cast we put together." (Michigan Live)
The rapper's return to the big screen will be alongside established actors.
The film stars features 50 Cent along with Adam Rodriguez ("CSI: Miami") and Chris Klein (American Pie). Rick Hert, film commissioner for the West Michigan Film Office, says the movie is being produced in conjunction with Michigan's tax incentives for film producers. Hert says details about the film aren't being publicized yet. 50 Cent has made past visits to Grand Rapids for a 2003 concert and a celebrity basketball game organized by boxer Floyd Mayweather. (Chicago Tribune)
50 was recently announced to star in the upcoming horror movie remake Jekyll and Hyde.
Director Abel Ferrara is taking another walk on the wild side with a re-imagining of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which will be contemporized and titled Jekyll and Hyde. Forest Whitaker and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson are attached to play the lead roles in the classic tale about a doctor who invents a potion that unleashes his violent alter ego. (Variety)
A release date for Caught in the Crossfire has not yet been announced.