News: 50 Cent Shells Out Big Chips For New Poker Film

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2009 2:15PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

50 Cent has reportedly signed on to appear in an upcoming poker film co-starring Benicio Del Toro.

While details are still scarce, Fif will re-link with Latin rappers Wisin Y Yandel for the movie.

Reggaeton's most popular and successful duo Wisin and Yandel, will add to their impressive resume, working with Academy Award actor Benicio Del Toro. The popular reggaeton duo will work along side Academy Award winning actor Benicio Del Toro and mogul rapper Curtis Jackson better known as 50 Cent in a movie. (En Terra News)

A director for the project has also been announced.

The film will be about the world of Poker playing, you read right, Poker. David Maldonado from the Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony movie El Cantante, will be in charge of the project and it will be filmed in Puerto Rico. (Poker News)

Fif, who collaborated with the rap duo on "Mujeres In Da Club," previously spoke on their chemistry.

"What I fell in love with and inspired me to get into hip-hop is dwindling away," he explained in an interview. "I'd like to be a representation of that, because there isn't much of that left. I think people are so conscious of the numbers they're not being creative anymore. I've received nothing but positive feedback on this collaboration. And it's a surprise because it's playing in a space where you wouldn't traditionally hear 50 Cent. It's exciting and it's a whole new charge of energy for the person that is tuning in." (Billboard)

He is also starring in the upcoming Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde horror film remake.

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)

No further information on the upcoming poker-based film has been announced.

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