By Carter Maness
Old partners-in-crime 50 Cent and Eminem are hitting the silver screen together in a new documentary called “How To Make Money Selling Drugs.” Produced by Adrian Grenier, best known as Vinny Chase from the television series “Entourage,” the film will make its international debut during the Toronto Film Festival in September 2012.
Through a wide range of interviews with law enforcement, kingpins, dealers and entertainers, the film explores the high-stakes world of drug dealing and policing. Beyond 50 and Eminem, other interviewees include Rick Ross, the real Freeway Ricky Ross, Russell Simmons, “The Wire” creator David Simon and actors like Woody Harrelson and Susan Sarandon.
Posted Tuesday (July 31), the movie’s trailer shows frank depictions of the drug game and impoverished American cities ravaged by the trade. “They say, ‘Let me help you help yourself. I’m gonna give you 3-and-a-half grams,’” says 50 Cent, explaining how people start down the path to dealing dope. “‘You know what to do with this? Because if you know what you do with this, you’re gonna be alright.’”
The 90-minute film has yet to receive widespread distribution or a non-festival release date.