So, are all the voices that cried out in terror when Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson was cast in Stallone’s The Expendables going to go hoarse protesting his role in Joel Schumacher’s new movie? Probably not.

Fitty will likely be cast fully to type in the adaptation of Nick McDonnell’s novel Twelve alongside a varied mix of co-stars: Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, Ellen Barkin and Kiefer Sutherland.

The novel follows upper East Side NYC drug use amid teens, and features a high school drop-out turned drug dealer whose cousin is murdered in East Harlem. I’m sure 50 will play a school administrator, or maybe a cab driver.

The book has been desribed as a thin NYC version of Less Than Zero, with barely connected characters and the depth of a half-full toilet. Sounds about right for 50 Cent’s demonstrated acting prowess