Sheridan Works for 50 Cent
In America helmer teams with rap artist:
October 18, 2004 – News of a somewhat unlikely collaboration comes via today’s Hollywood Reporter… It seems that Irish director Jim Sheridan, helmer of such high-brow fare as In America, The Boxer, My Left Foot and In the Name of the Father, is teaming up with rapper 50 Cent on the forthcoming gangster flick Locked and Loaded.
The trade adds that the Paramount Pictures/MTV Films project is a tale of redemption that centers around an orphaned kid (played by 50 Cent, a.k.a. Curtis Jackson) who turns away from crime and launches a successful musical career.
The script is being penned by Terence Winter, a writer on The Sopranos.
Producers include rap stars Eminem and Dr. Dre.