UK NEWS: PREMIERSHIP FOOTBALL STARS RIO FERDINAND AND ASHLEY COLE SET TO PRODUCE FILM STARRING CURTIS ’50 CENT’ JACKSON

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Rio Ferdinand (Top) and Ashley Cole

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[Thanks Nessa]

Rio Ferdinand and Ashley Cole are producing a London-set gangster movie starring 50 Cent.

The Premiership footballers (and now budding movie moguls) will be executive producers on London gangland movie Dead Man Running.

50 Cent will play a vicious loan shark in the film, which also stars Layer Cake’s Tamer Hassan, Brenda Blethyn and Danny Dyer. The movie will focus on an the age old story of an ex-convict trying to go straight. Problems arise when Jackson’s loan shark character tells him he has to raise £100,000 or he will become a “dead man running”.

The film, which will be directed by Alex de Rakoff, is being financed by a mixture of private investors, including Ferdinand and Cole. Source

Well  well, look at Rio and Ashley, big shot movie producers in the making. I never saw this one coming. I’m impressed!

So Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson is set to play a “vicious” loan shark in a London set gangster flick. Hmmmmmmmm………….

Is he currently working on perfecting a cockney accent for the role or will he go down the lazy route, like so many other rappers have done before him, and just play himself – a tough street talking brute from Hollis Queens New York?

Seriously how many more London based gangster flicks is this country going to produce? They are soooooooo late 90s!

And actors Tamer Hassan and Danny Dyer have been in enough British gangster flicks to last a bloody life time!  

6 replies »

  1. Who the heck Cast 50 in this film, ahh boi, I feel the pain of the black actors in the UK (what are they not good enough, or just not HIGH profile enough) first Don Cheadle plays cockney in Oceans 11, now 50 is taking food out thier mouth on thier own doorstep!

  2. Ok it was jeremy Zimmerman, well, looks like they will be eating indeed, 50 makes sure that the film is marketable in the US, that pond or should I say ocean full of gold and platinum coins!

    eat Yes….!

    But the film industry does get me mad at times,…ahh boi,.. Am aspiring film maker just venting! lol

  3. I am curious…besides Idris Elba and Thandie Newton, are there any famous/popular black actors in London/Great Britain? I am an American Black male and am curious to know who i should keep an eye out for and in what movies.

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