After tour, 50 Cent to star in and produce football film

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Mario Van Peebles will direct rapper and actor, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson in Things Fall Apart. The story follows a star college football player (50 Cent/Jackson), facing personal tragedy and his own mortality.

Jackson co-wrote the script and will co-produce the film for his Cheetah Vision Films, which recently shot The Gun starring Val Kilmer with Jackson.

50 Cent will begin a two-month international tour in Berlin, Germany on February 23 through April 6 in Warsaw, Poland, for his album, Before I Self Destruct.

Jackson previously starred in Jim Sheridan's Get Rich or Die Tryin with Terrance Howard. He also appears in Joel Schumacher's upcoming Twelve with Kiefer Sutherland and Chace Crawford, which closed the Sundance fest, as well as Abel Ferrara's Jekyll and Hyde.