News: 50 Cent Starring In "Things Fall Apart" Movie

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 11:39PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

G-Unit leader 50 Cent will star in the upcoming Things Fall Apart film, originally speculated to be titled Love Me, Love Me Not.

According to reports, the rapper will portray a college senior football star.

Rapper-turned-actor Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and Randall Emmett have greenlit their next feature, "Things Fall Apart," through their Cheetah Vision Films banner with Jackson starring. Project's scheduled to begin five weeks of lensing in May in Michigan with Mario Van Peebles directing from a script by Jackson and Brian Miller. The film centers around a star football running back, played by Jackson, who faces a personal tragedy as well as his own mortality while in his senior year in college. (Variety)

Reports last week claimed he recruited Grand Valley State University graduate Brian Miller to help with the movie.

Grand Rapids-born filmmaker Brian Miller has co-written a movie script with actor/rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. The film has a working title of "Love Me, Love Me Not," in which Jackson plays a football star facing a major change in his life. It is likely to finish shooting locally in April with director William Eubank and co-stars Lynn Whitfield and Mario Van Peebles. Miller, a 1999 graduate of GVSU's School of Communications, spoke to film classes at his alma mater this week. He wrote and directed "Caught in the Crossfire," which shot in Grand Rapids in 2009 with Jackson, Chris Klein and Adam Rodriguez; the film has yet to be released. (Grand Rapids Press)

His film reportedly went into production earlier this month.

There's a little bit of Hollywood in West Michigan this week. Rapper turned actor 50 cent and his production company, Cheetah Vision Films started shooting a movie at Grand Valley State University's football stadium in Allendale this morning. GVSU grounds crews spent all day clearing snow off the field all day getting ready for the film, titled 'Love Me, Love Me Not.' Shooting for the first phase of the film is set to wrap up on Wednesday (February 17). (Fox 17 News)

Confirmation on the filming was made by Grand Valley State University officials in early February.

"I think the students really enjoyed it," senior associate athletic director Lisa Sweany said. "We had a lot of kids standing around watching the (filming). I think it's pretty exciting for us. If they shoot the trailer and they get the financial backing they need (for a feature-length film), it's possible they could come back here in the future. It's a good opportunity for GVSU." (MLive News)

No further details have been released as of now.

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