50 Cent to Star as NYPD Officer in New Flick

50 Cent is set to propel his acting career further in the Jessy Terrero-directed feature film Freelancers.

In the flick, Fif will play the son of a late NYPD officer welcomed by his father’s former partner, reports Variety. The movie, written by Phillipe Cassius, is set to begin filming on March 28 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Last fall 50′s Cheetah Vision inked a $200 million partnership deal with Lionsgate. Freelancers is the second title in that 10-film deal. Setup, the first film under the Lionsgate deal, will star Bruce Willis and Ryan Philippe alongside the G-Unit General.

Earlier in the year, 50 announced that he was joining forces with Floyd Mayweather Jr. to launch another film company named Mayweather Productions.

The Queens native made his film debut in 2005′s Get Rich or Die Tryin’, loosely based on his own life. His film credits also include Righteous Kill and Home of the Brave. Terrero, who began his career directing hip-hop music videos—including 50’s “Candy Shop” and “I Still Kill”—put out his first movie, Soul Plane, in 2004. He also directed Fif’s Gun, which was released last month on DVD.—Henry Adaso

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  • Truth B Told

    If this was some artist 50 was beefin with you know he would diss that dude for it!
    50 is a two-faced moneyf**ker

  • Sha

    Ummmm. First 50 got at Ross for having worked as a correctional officer…… Then he labeled him “Officer Ricky”…… Now 50 is playing a cop in a film????

    I don’t know 50…. I think you might need some toilet paper for that shit stain across your image…..

    This shit is like Ice Cube playing David Duke….WTF?!

    But on some real shit, other rappers have done it. Matter of fact Cube is the biggest one of all… But he straight nuked his musical career after he got all “Hollywood” on niggas. From moving millions of albums to going wood.

    Maybe 50 is distancing himself from the music game. If he is, this isn’t a half bad look. He’s morphing into “Hollywood 50″. But if he hopes to even get a glimpse of those days when he was moving mad albums, this shit is Ebola.

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  • Nuttyboy

    Ice T played a Cop in New Jack City and still does on Law & Order so it ain’t a big deal. This is acting and dude is getting paid for it. This is not going to ruin his street credibility at all. It is Hollywood you act and get your money. It’s all about the money people.