Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson can tack on another credit to his growing acting resume with his latest project Dead Man Running. London, England is the backdrop of the film that illustrates the effects of the financial recession on those in the criminal community . Jackson will portray Thigo, a loan shark who’s on a mission to collect 100,000 pounds ($150,000) in 24 hours. His target is an unlucky ex-con named Nick (Tamer Hassan), who according to THR, has to search high and low to come up with the money.
The mission takes him from the dog tracks of East London to the underground drug scene of rural Manchester as they try every trick and scam in the book to get the cash before it’s too late.
The film is directed by Alex De Rakoff (The Calcium Kid), and is set for release in the UK on November 6, 2009. It looks as if 50 Cent is trying to diversify his career in every way possible. I guess he was serious when he said he was going to “get rich, or die trying.”