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Comments (2)50 Cent Inks $200 Million 10-Film Deal
Tuesday, October 12 2010 12:26 PM EST | Posted by: Big Homie | Posted in: Blog, True Story
Time to stock up on your DVD collections. Curtis Jackson has just inked a $200 million 10-movie deal for his film company, Cheetah Vision. Curtis will be funded a budget of $20 million for each film, which will be distributed through Grindstone/Lionsgate. Above is a picture on the set of The Fast and Furious 5 with actor Paul Walker, who is in negotiations to star alongside 50 in his upcoming flick, Set Up.
'Set Up' revolves around a group of friends involved in a diamond heist that takes a deadly turn.
"The thing about '50 Cent' is that, just like in his music career, he isn't someone who sits around and waits for things to get done. He came to me and said, 'How do we move quicker on projects?' With this new fund, we are able to do that. It's very hard to raise equity today and we are lucky to have such great partners, including the amazing team of Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb of Grindstone and Joe Drake and Helen Kim at Lionsgate," Emmett told Variety.
Under the deal, the films will have a budget of around $20 million dollars each.
Fif and Richard Jackson have also teamed with Emmet and Furla's, Emmet/Furla films, for the movie 'Catch 44', which stars Bruce Willis, Forest Whitaker and Malin Ackerman,
50's taking over the big screen, keep it locked here for more news as it becomes available.