Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is continuing to keep his film career bubbling away even as he prepares to go on tour for his latest album – he’ starring in American Football drama Things Fall Apart.
Mario Van Peebles is directing and co-starring in the film, which Jackson co-wrote with Brian Miller and which follows a star college ball player who suffers through personal tragedy in his senior year.
Jackson is producing the film through his Cheetah Vision production company (does every actor have a company these days), and tells Variety, “you have 90 minutes and 120 pages, compared with three minutes for a song. I've become very passionate about making films." He’s planning to lose about 65 pounds to play the role, which he’ll start shooting in May.