News: 50 Cent's "Caught In The Crossfire" Set For Local Premiere, "It's Not What You're Expecting"

Sunday, May 9, 2010 12:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

The first official screening of 50 Cent's upcoming Caught in the Crossfire film will reportedly take place this week in Michigan.

According to the film's director, Brian Miller, local fans should expect the unexpected.

"I'm stoked," Miller said. "It's not what you're expecting. It's not a popcorn movie, it's a tense thriller and a mystery, where you pull the string and see where it leads you. "I love the movie," he added enthusiastically. Appropriately, the Grand Rapids-born filmmaker shot his directorial debut in his hometown and will premiere it here. "Crossfire" is the first of three Cheetah Vision movies shot in Grand Rapids and starring 50 Cent. "Gun" filmed in January, and "Things Fall Apart," co-written by 50 Cent and Miller, and directed by Mario Van Peebles, is shooting now and will wrap later this week. Because 50 Cent will continue to act in "Things Fall Apart," his attendance at Tuesday's afterparty isn't certain. Emmett said the star "has every intention of attending," but is at the mercy of his shooting schedule. (Michigan Live)

A trailer for the project was released on the Internet last month.

50 Cent x Caught in the Crossfire. Here's the trailer to the cop action flick Caught In The Crossfire produced and starring 50 cent under his Cheetah Vision production company. This was the film that was shooting in Grand Rapids, Michigan a couple of months back. Although it was picked up by Lionsgate for distribution, unfortunately, we can confirm at this time the movie will be going straight to DVD similar to 50's last film Streets of Blood. 50 is suddenly becoming the equivalent of Wesley Snipes with all these direct-to-DVDs he's churning out. (WoooHa)

Reports of the film being in production surfaced last May.

50 Cent is in the crossfire in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The rapper/actor, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, is part of a "smaller budget" police/crime film called Caught in the Crossfire that started production Friday (May 22). Our movie blogger Aaron Lafferty wrote on his Laff at the Movies blog, "the production crew, out of Los Angeles, is scheduled to be in the Grand Rapids area for 3 weeks." (Wood TV)

50 makes his return to the movie screen 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 boxerFloyd Mayweather. (Chicago Tribune)

Check out the film's trailer below:

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