50 Cent Prepping Animated Comedy For Fox

By Carolyn Amurao

We guess there’s some humor in everything because despite some dark and troubled times in 50 Cent’s life, the rapper-actor (aka Curtis Jackson) is in negotiations with Fox to debut an animated comedy series that will be “loosely based” on his childhood.

Deadline reports that the untitled project written by Carl Jones will follow “a mischievous but well-meaning boy who often tangles with his eccentric family and neighborhood.” Feature producer Randall Emmett and Imagine TV’s executive producers Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo are behind the series, as well as Fifty’s producing partner Andrew Jameson.

Previously, Fif’s life got a non-animated adaptation in the 2005 autobiographical film “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” which was directed by six-time Academy Award nominee Jim Sheridan. Critics found Jackson’s performance in the film disappointing; Arizona Republic critic Randy Cordova stated that he seemed like “a blank slate.” Hopefully this time ‘round, some animation will add life to his character. It’s not that he doesn’t have other chances on screen, though.

Fifty will next show off his acting chops in the upcoming flicks “The Frozen Ground” (starring Nicholas Cage) and “The Tomb” (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone).