When photos of an ultra skinny 50 Cent surfaced last year, people reacted with shock. He was a far cry from his usual buff and sculpted build, but for good reason. The rapper dropped 60 pounds for his starring role in Things Fall Apart, a movie about a University of Michigan football player with realistic hopes of playing in the NFL when stricken with cancer.
The film premiered this weekend at the Miami International Film Festival and will be a definite tearjerker. It’s incredible to what lengths 50 has gone to make his first starring film a major hit. Word is that he wrote the script, personally financed the film and is released it under his production company Cheetah Vision Films. The film also stars Lynn Whitfield, Mario Van Peebles and Ray Liotta.