By Erika Ramirez
Do you remember the flicks of a 160 lb. weighing 50 Cent?
Today (March 9th), the unofficial trailer for the film, Things Fall Apart, which features the thin rapper, hit the net. Last year, 50 Cent lost 54 pounds when he filming Things Fall Apart in which he plays a University of Michigan football player. In the Mario Van Peebles directed film, Barnes, who dreams of getting drafted by the Miami Dolphins, is stricken by cancer during his senior year in college. The drama features Ray Liotta, Lynn Whitfield and more.
In an interview, last year, with Rap-Up Magazine, Curtis Jackson spoke briefly on what the film means to him. “My motivation for the project was my best friend, Charles Pringle. He lived across the street from me; he actually died of cancer.”
Last Saturday (March 5th), the film premiered at the Miami International Film Festival. “50 Cent’s physical transformation combined with Mario’s vision for the film kept the story fresh, gritty and powerful,” Miami International Film Festival Executive Director Jaie Laplante told AllHipHop.com. “Fans in Miami will have a unique opportunity to see the film well before the rest of the world does.”
50 Cent will be starring on a few other films in 2011, including, Freelancers, Setup, alongside Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe and Vengeance starring Danny Trejo.
Aside from the big screen, 50 Cent continues to work on his forthcoming album, Black Magic, which he has released a few songs from already, and launched his own headphone line, Sleek by 50.
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