American rapper-actor Curtis James Jackson III, known professionally as 50 centshas signed on to star in Ryan Kavanaugh’s Proxima Media horror film “Skill House.”
He is also expected to produce the film under his production company G-Unit Film and Television.
The cast also includes TikTok star Bryce Hall, UFC veteran Paige VanZant, Leah Pipes, McCarrie McCausland, Ivan Leung, Neal McDonough, John DeLuca, Caitlin Carmichael, Dani Oliveros, Emily Mei and Jacob Skidmore.
The film arrives from writer-director Josh Stolberg and is set to be the first in a franchise.
The project examines social media and influencer culture and what newcomers to the field are willing to do to become famous. It’s currently in production in Los Angeles at the TikTok “collaboration house” known as Sway House.
Other producers on the Proxima Media-funded film include Alex Baskin and Amy Kim and Jaime Burke of Lifeboat Productions. Daniel Herther, who oversees production and creative development at Proxima, serves as executive producer alongside Jason Barhydt and Bobby Sarnevesht.
The film is scheduled for release early next year.
50 Cent is an actor, producer, rapper and entrepreneur who founded G-Unit Film and Television in 2005.
He produced, directed and co-starred on Starz’ hit series “Power” and struck a deal with Starz and Lionsgate in October 2018 that saw him expand his universe as an executive producer on the spinoff “Power Book. II: Ghost”. “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” and “Power Book IV: Force”.
50 Cent’s company also produced ABC’s “For Life” and Starz’s “BMF,” which was renewed last fall for a second season.
The rapper has also appeared in shows like “For Life” and movies like “Southpaw,” “Last Vegas,” and “Escape Plan.”
We will then see him in “The Expendables 4” and the action film “Den of Thieves 2: Pantera” with Gerard Butler.