News: 50 Cent To Drop 50 Pounds & Remove Tattoos For New Film,"Things Fall Apart"
Friday, Mar 26, 2010 10:50AM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent has reportedly committed to removing his tattoos and losing weight for his upcoming movie, Things Fall Apart.
Reports claim the rapper/actor will be shedding up to 50 pounds for the film.
50 Cent is making moves to further his career in the film industry. The rapper is making a serious transition into acting, and has committed to removing some of his tattoos for an upcoming role in the film Things Fall Apart, which he co-wrote and produced. In addition Fif will lose 50 pounds for the on-screen feature. (Hip Hop Honey)
An inside source has also confirmed the reports and explained 50's motivation behind his decisions.
A source said, "He's on tour in Europe and has already started losing the weight and is excited to begin production in May. He's also having tattoos removed from his right arm, which will save him time in the makeup chair." He still bears two tattoos on his back -- "50 Cent" and "Southside." (New York Post)
Last year, the Unit's Lloyd Banks said 50 was in the process of removing his body art.
Lloyd Banks confirmed 50's tattoo removal by saying: "I tell you one thing, that sh*t hurts more than getting a tattoo so I won't be removing none of mine. But 50 started taking some of them off. If you look at his arms now you're going to see it." (The Insider)
50 is expected to begin filming his new movie later this year.
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)
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