Looks like Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson continues his upward climb in Hollywood, signing on to headline and produce his next feature film, The Pursuit.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this crime thriller, written by Matt Johnson, centers on a cop (Jackson) and criminal who “inadvertently team up to track down an escaped bank robber as each has his own personal vendetta against the man. Meanwhile, a determined US Marshall hunts the men to prevent them from killing the convict and instead ensure that he is brought to justice the proper way."
Jackson, via his Cheetah Films, is producing The Pursuit in conjunction with Emmett/Furla Films. Director Jesse Terrero (Soul Plane) has signed on to helm the picture. In fact, Terrero, who directed Jackson’s 2010 crime thriller Gun, recently signed a three-picture directing deal with the producers.
The film will be distributed by Lionsgate and will start shooting in Louisiana in February 2012.
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