Rapper turn actor 50 Cent has been given the green light to star opposite Hollywood leading actress Meg Ryan in an upcoming film called Lives of the Saints.

50 has joined the cast of the ensemble drama Lives of the Saints, co-starring Meg Ryan, John Lithgow, Joe Anderson, and Kat Dennings, reports Variety. Written and directed by Chris Rossi, the film tells the story of “a group of Angelenos seeking redemption for past mistakes, only to find that forgiveness comes from unlikely places.” The flick, which begins shooting in Los Angeles on November 13, also features Kevin Zegers, Anthony Anderson, and Esai Morales.

Last week Urban Islandz told you that 50 Cent acquired a US$200 million movie deal with Grindstone Entertainment/Lionsgate to release a series of ten films featuring the star.

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Randall Emmett‘s Cheetah Vision and George Furla‘s Hedge Fund Film Partners are teaming on a 10-picture deal that’s backed by a $200 million fund. Grindstone Entertainment/Lionsgate will release the films. First film under the deal is the Curtis Jackson-toplined “Set Up,” written and directed by Mike Gunther. Paul Walker is in talks to star opposite Jackson in the heist actioner, which begins shooting next month and is budgeted at $20 million. “Set Up” revolves around a group of friends who are catapulted into the middle of a diamond heist turned deadly. Casting is under way for the other roles. Hannibal Pictures is handling international sales.
50 Cent is moving up the ranks in Hollywood.
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