rap actor Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson just landed her next lead role. By DeadlineJackson will star in House of skillsan upcoming horror film from writer-director Josh Stolberg (Spiral). He joins TikToker Bryce Hall and UFC vet Paige VanZant along with other cast members including Leah Pipes (The originals), McCarrie McCausland (military wives), Ivan Leung (The tender bar), Neal McDonough (Band of brothers), John DeLuca (summer island state), Caitlin Carmichael (Midnight in the Switchgrass), Dani Oliveros (Roar), Emily Mei (Dare Package) and Jacob Skidmore (trinkets).
House of skills comes from Ryan Kavanaugh’s Proxima Media and is described as a “bleak satire of social media and influencer culture”, aiming at how far some people are willing to go to become internet famous. The film is in development as the first in a potential franchise and is currently in production at the Sway House in Los Angeles with plans for a 2023 release. Jackson will also serve as a producer alongside Alex Baskin and Amy Kim and Jaime Burke of Lifeboat Productions. Proxima’s Daniel Herther serves as executive producer alongside Jason Barhydt and Bobby Sarnevesht.
In a statement, Kavanaugh said, “This film is packed with entertainment mavericks, many of whom span multiple genres and platforms. From a global rap and hip-hop music icon to a businessman, actor , writer and producer – if anyone knows a thing or two about breaking boundaries, it’s 50 Cent. I’m honored to work alongside him as we watch Bryce do the same with his career.
Curtis Jackson founded G-Unit Film & Television in 2005 and often works as a producer. He is known for directing and starring in the Starz Power series and has since helped expand the series by working on spin-off shows. Power Book II: Ghost, Power Book III: Raising Kananand Power Book IV: Strength. His production work also includes the Starz series BMF as well as ABC For life. As an actor, Jackson has also appeared in films like left-handed, Last Vegasand Evacuation plan.
The sequel is also in preparation. Consumables 4, which will feature Jackson as one of the newcomers to the franchise alongside Megan Fox. They join franchise stars like Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture. It is not yet known when the film will be released, but it is currently in production in collaboration with Millennium Media and Lionsgate.
“The Expendables are back, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring this action-packed, star-studded film to the big screen with Lionsgate, who have been with us since the franchise began. To keep it fresh and fun, we’ve added exciting new stars to join the veterans; popcorn entertainment is guaranteed,” Jeffrey Greenstein, president of Millennium Media, said in a statement when the film’s cast was announced.
Meanwhile, Jackson is also set to appear with Gerard Butler in the upcoming sequel. Thieves Den 2: Panterawhich also does not yet have a release date.