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THINGS THAT MADE ME GO HMM - 50 Cent To Direct And More...

Boasting about his business empire at the Sundance Film Festival, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson talked to Reuters specifically about his plans for cinematic infamy.

Under his newly-formed Cheetah Vision film production company, 50 claims to have already bought eight scripts.

Among the first to be produced will be something called The Dance, which will star himself and Nicolas Cage.

In the film, Cage will play the founder of a boxing program, and 50 will play a fighter who goes to state prison.

"They are all different types of movies that I bought the rights to, and we're developing projects. You will see different things from me in the future," he said.

Mr Cent also plans to make his directorial debut this year on a feature-length film titled, Before I Self Destruct, - a film he says he will give away for free with his next album of the same name, which is due to be released in February/March.

IMDB describes the film as, "A coming of age story about an inner-city youth raised by a hardworking single mother who is shot to death, leaving the youth to take up a life of crime in order to support his younger brother."

50 also stars in the film, by the way.

He's certainly becoming a big screen fixture.

Later this year, he will be seen in
Streets of Blood with Val Kilmer and Sharon Stone, and he is also due to start filming 13 with Mickey Rourke - a remake of a 2006 French film of the same name, which I saw and dug, despite its morbidity! A decent first effort for Géla Babluani, the Georgian-French filmmaker of the original who will also write and direct the remake. Here's its trailer... I'm not sure who will be playing what:



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