G-Unit‘s 50 Cent recently opened up about his career and what mistake he made in the music business despite having multi-platinum albums under his belt.
While being interviewed on the Golden Globes’ ceremony red carpet over the weekend, 50 explained what mistake he is avoiding in Hollywood.
“I just finished “The Set-Up” with myself, Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillipe,” the rapper/ actor shared. Fif, who performed in films like “13,” “Twelve” and “Gun” in 2010, is looking to expand his acting skills beyond the drug dealer or hit man. As for the roles the G-Unit general is looking for, it’s a toss up. “Different, I don’t want to put myself in a box, I did that with music,” he said. “They look for content that has extreme aggression. What I offered on [my 2003 debut] Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ was all the dysfunctional behaviors I’ve seen in my entire life and I became the album to the general public.” (Rap Fix)
Last October, 50 landed a $200 million feature film agreement with Grindstone Entertainment/Lionsgate.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Randall Emmett‘s Cheetah Vision and George Furla‘s Hedge Fund Film Partners are teaming on a 10-picture deal that’s backed by a $200 million fund. Grindstone Entertainment/Lionsgate will release the films. First film under the deal is the Curtis Jackson-toplined “Set Up,” written and directed by Mike Gunther. Paul Walker is in talks to star opposite Jackson in the heist actioner, which begins shooting next month and is budgeted at $20 million. “Set Up” revolves around a group of friends who are catapulted into the middle of a diamond heist turned deadly. Casting is under way for the other roles. Hannibal Pictures is handling international sales. (Variety)
Cheetah Vision’s Emmett also spoke on his confidence toward working with 50.
“The thing about ’50 Cent’ is that, just like in his music career, he isn’t someone who sits around and waits for things to get done. He came to me and said, ‘How do we move quicker on projects?’ With this new fund, we are able to do that,” Emmett said. (Statement)
Last year, 50 talked about the backlash he has received for some of his films being released straight-to-DVD.
“They’ll spend a $120 million on a film or a whole bunch of money making a film and then a whole bunch of money promoting it a year before it actually comes out and the money they get back in theaters is just the money they spent,” 50 explained in an interview. “And then it goes straight-to-dvd and everything is profit there. Some of the movies I’ve done recently, I was financing and I’ve already seen a 60 percent return on what I’ve [been] involved with. They don’t understand, they’re looking at it and going, ‘Well, it went straight-to-dvd,’ and they don’t realize I’m gonna get another $800,000 off each one of these projects. You can sit there and say ‘It went straight-to-dvd’ my a** … They’ll try to figure a way to discredit whatever you do because I come from that. I have a lot, so I’m conditioned to the people who haven’t been through that and can’t get to the next level…If they look at their favorite artists, they don’t have an opportunity to be in a film…” (93.3 Tampa Bay Radio)
Check out 50 Cent speaking on films down below: