De Niro and Fiddy in thriller

Get Rich star set to bag a role opposite Bob in tension-cranker, New Orleans

So, let’s get this straight… Eminem makes 8 Mile and everyone raves about Mr Mathers unearthing his hidden thesp. 50 Cent makes Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ and gets whipped like a national winner. So which rapper is about to sign to star alongside Robert De Niro? Well, you’ve probably guessed it from the headline…

After his semi-autobiographical flick scraped a $6 million profit, Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson has already added Home Of The Brave (alongside Samuel L Jackson and Jessica Biel) to his CV and next up is New Orleans.

The tale centres on a cop (De Niro) who believes his partner died during Hurricane Katrina, only to find out that his buddy was shot dead.

The PD veteran breaks in a new partner (Jackson) and the two of them hunt for the killer, wading into the murky world of police corruption.

Wielding the megaphone is Tim Hunter (Deadwood) who is expected to kick the production off in New Orleans in February.

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