• [NEWS] "Free Agents" in development (sports action heist thriller)

    From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Thu Apr 22 17:37:59 2021
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    From ComingSoon.net ...

    Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson lands a starring role
    in Lionsgate heist thriller Free Agents
    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
    has signed up to star in and executive produce the Lionsgate
    heist thriller Free Agents.

    Written and directed by Deon Taylor (Fatale), the trade
    describes Free Agents as "a high-concept sports action heist
    thriller, tells of a group of professional football players
    who come together to steal from the team owners who are
    exploiting them."

    Jackson will play a veteran quarterback and leader of a
    dangerous crime ring who lures an up-and-coming player into
    his circle, an act that threatens the young man's football
    aspirations, family and safety.

    Joe Bockol came up with the story and will produce with partner
    Roxanne Avent Taylor via Hidden Empire Film Group, an indie
    banner that focuses on Black storytelling. Aaron Edmonds and
    Scott O'Brien are overseeing the project for Lionsgate.

    This is the latest project Lionsgate has teamed up with Jackson
    to produce, the other being the Power franchise on Starz, which
    currently features Power Confidential, Power Book II: Ghost and
    the upcoming Power Book III: Raising Kanan.

    "50 has been legendary in all ways. I have been extremely
    impressed by his amazing energy on screen and his ability to
    light up every scene he is in," said Deon Taylor in a statement.
    "I truly believe this extremely complex role will truly allow
    the world to understand just how unbelievably talented 50 is as
    an artist."

    Curtis "50" Cent" Jackson is a well-known American rapper, actor,
    producer and entrepreneur, who starred in films such as Get Rich
    or Die Tryin', Escape Plan, Spy and Den of Thieves. He also
    produced the TV series For Life, Power and Black Family Mafia.


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