50 Cent buys film company, nabs Nic Cage as first co-star

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The best stories always seem to tell themselves. 50 Cent has purchased his very own film production company—called Cheetah Vision, no less—and he's wrangled Nicolas Cage to be his co-star in the operation’s first venture, a fact-based parable about a former fighter sent to state prison and the founder of a boxing program who he connects with there.

50, naturally, will play the fighter, and Cage is on board as his new mentor. The movie is called The Dance, and we’re already counting down the days.

In the meantime, ahead of the release of his fourth studio effort, Before I Self Destruct, 50 also announced he will include a feature-length film of the same title (which, evidently, he wrote and directed) for free with each copy of the new album. The disc will hit stores on an unspecified date in March.

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