Is 50 Cent the next Will Smith?

Is 50 Cent the next Will Smith?

50 Cent is starring in the cop drama "Caught in the Crossfire" and is currently filming in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Published June 3, 2009

50cent50 Cent is starring in the cop drama "Caught in the Crossfire" and is currently filming in Grand Rapids, Mich. According to Variety.com:

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is starring with Chris Klein, Adam Rodriguez and Richard T. Jones in "Caught in the Crossfire," a police corruption drama. Newcomer Brian Miller wrote the script and is directing.

Lensing is just getting underway in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Jackson's Cheetah Vision Films partner Randall Emmett is producing with R.D. Miller, who raised the equity to finance the film through his company Miller and Miller Films. Jackson is executive producer with Chris Lighty and Tim Roth.

The drama concerns two homicide detectives who find themselves caught in the crossfire of a gang-related homicide and a group of dirty cops. Jackson plays a gang-banger who becomes a reluctant informant.

50 has definitely been more focused on movies than hip-hop.  According to IMDB.com, the Queens native is in production for three films: Dead Man Running , 13 (Mickey Rourke , Ray Liota ), Jekyll and Hyde (Forest Whitaker ) and Everything's Alright .

Queen Latifah and Will Smith were once hip-hop artists and now respected actors -- do you think 50 Cent could be the next Will Smith?

Written by Clay Cane

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