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50 Cent Is A Dead Man Running
Thriller produced by... Rio Ferdinand?!?

19 November 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson has joined the cast of Dead Man Running, a British gangland thriller that has been partially funded by England footballers Rio Ferdinand and Ashley Cole, a fact that will have absolutely no bearing on the rest of this article.

Jackson joins a cast including Danny Dyer, Tamar Hassan, Brenda Blethyn and Monet Mazur. “I’m over the moon to be in this film,” he didn’t say, in quotes Empire just made up. “They’re a great bunch of lads and I would have been sick as a parrot if I hadn’t joined the cast. I’m going to give 110% of 50 Cent.”

Which, by our reckoning, is 55 Cents.

Anyway, Alex De Rakoff will be calling the shots on the movie, which began shooting today in London. The plot revolves around an ex-con who’s given 24 hours to pay Jackson’s loan shark a hundred grand, or become a “dead man running”.

The ex-con, who we’re guessing is played by the lovable Dyer, then goes from the dog tracks of East London to the underground drug scene of Manchester in an attempt to get the money. Not sure why, when all he needed to do was ask Ferdinand or Cole for the hundred grand, ba dum dum tisch.

The Man United and Chelsea footballers have taken executive producer credits on the film, which has been funded privately. We wish them well with their foray into the film world.

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Oh dear
What do footballers know about the seedy drugs underworld??!!! or should I say What does Ashley Cole know about it as we all know that Ferdinand knows quite a bit :) More

Posted by phantasmo at 10:22 on 21 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: erm...sorry did someone mention footballers?
Actually could be smart casting, give fiddy a few mins at the start few at the end and now yuo have a UK indie film that can be marketed in the US. If he's playing an intimitating loan shark then he should be ok, if dialogue proves a problem all they have to do is get him to frown for a bit More

Posted by blackduck at 12:56 on 20 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: erm...sorry did someone mention footballers?
L: Noelg25 since when did footballers become executive producers in movies? what the fuck would they know about the movie biz? please tell us this is a joke and it wont be happening!!! sp;   Since when did exec producers have to know about the movie biz? More

Posted by irweevil at 11:42 on 20 November 2008 | Report This Post

erm...sorry did someone mention footballers?
since when did footballers become executive producers in movies? what the fuck would they know about the movie biz? please tell us this is a joke and it wont be happening!!! More

Posted by Noelg25 at 10:53 on 20 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: DANNY DYER
L: peopleunderthestairs Is he a joke with no punchline? Discuss... sp; I'm good friends with his cousin - apparently he is quite a funny chap !! More

Posted by waltham1979 at 10:00 on 20 November 2008 | Report This Post

DANNY DYER
Is he a joke with no punchline? Discuss... More

Posted by peopleunderthestairs at 09:56 on 20 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: 50 Cent Is A Dead Man Running
L: UTB Is this a sequel to Dead Man Walking? sp; no its the sequel to Dead Man Jogging! More

Posted by waltham1979 at 09:11 on 20 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: 50 Cent Is A Dead Man Running
Is this a sequel to Dead Man Walking? More

Posted by UTB at 08:17 on 20 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: 50 Cent Is A Dead Man Running
Wank. That is all. More

Posted by My name is Legion at 03:08 on 20 November 2008 | Report This Post

It's not April 1st is it?
Either this is the best joke ever or I've entered a strange parallel world. More

Posted by jpt1976 at 02:21 on 20 November 2008 | Report This Post

i love it when these odd little moments occur. truthfully, chances are this will be the last we'll ever hear of this piece, it will come and go in a week at a few cinemas in city centres and that'll be that. in fact, the high point of this movies entire existence will probably be this amusing empire article. More

Posted by keir at 23:41 on 19 November 2008 | Report This Post

this. will. be. crap. More

Posted by richCie at 22:38 on 19 November 2008 | Report This Post

guess this is a quite unusual combination, but im quite curious about it, though. got me a little confused with these quotes.....:D More

Posted by Galli at 22:00 on 19 November 2008 | Report This Post

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