Rap star 50 Cent will star in a new action thriller movie titled “The Pursuit,” which will be directed by Jesse Terrero, who has also signed a three-picture deal with the rapper’s Cheetah Vision Films and Emmett/Furla Films.
The movie centers around a cop and a criminal, who are teamed together by accident in pursuit of a bank robber who has crossed both men. During the movie, a U.S. Marshal hunts both men to prevent them from killingnthe escaped robber before he is brought back to justice.
The movie, which is slated to begin production February 15th in Louisiana, is one of nine films the Cheetah Vision/Emmett Furla partnership will produce this year and one of the ten that will be distributed under a distribution deal with Lionsgate.
Emmett / Furla is currently taking advantage of $250 million in funding to produce a slew of movies, including “Broken City” starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe and “Frozen Ground” starring John Cusak, Nicolas Cage and Vanessa Hudgens and others.