Yup, that’s 50 Cent, although he’s looking more like 10 Cent these days. And no, he doesn’t have AIDS or something – he lost 54 pounds to play a cancer-stricken football player in Things Fall Apart.
It’s not a movie version of the Chinua Achebe book but rather a movie that Fiddy wrote himself (along with Brian A Miller). Not only will Curtis Jackson be playing a guy with cancer, he’ll be playing a guy with cancer who is in his senior year of college! Every bit of that is a stretch for Fiddy.
Laugh now, but major weight change always gets the attention of the Academy. Could this film be 50 Cent’s moment in the sun?
Thanks to Marc for the link.