May 30, 2016  

50 Cent's Life Meets the Downfall in 'Things Fall Apart' First Trailer

March 10, 2011 (4:25 am) GMT
In this sports drama, the rapper portrays a promising Michigan football player who is stricken by cancer during his senior year in college.

Curtis "" Jackson made a shocking physical transformation last year when he shed 54 pounds to star in "Things Fall Apart", and now a look at his acting in the film has been provided in form of a trailer. The video follows his character of Deon Barnes, a promising University of Michigan football player, who dreams of getting drafted by the Miami Dolphins.

A well-liked young man whose winning disposition makes him a hit with just about everybody, Deon has a line on a Heisman Trophy until he one day collapses in the locker room following a big win. After some medical examination, his doctor diagnoses him with cancer.

Deon's blessed life comes crashing down around him as he undergoes chemotherapy, losing his hair and over 60 lbs of muscle, his hair falling out, leaving him an emaciated shadow of his former self. As he struggles to push himself physically, Deon learns that there is always a hope.

"My motivation for the project was my best friend, Charles Pringle. He lived across the street from me; he actually died of cancer," 50 Cent once said on what the film means to him. He stars alongside , Mario Van Peebles and many others in this sports drama that is directed by Van Peebles.

"Things Fall Apart" has not gotten a U.S. release date.



TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Chris Brown Sued for Allegedly Stealing a Fan's Hat at Concert
  2. Listen to Previews of Justin Bieber's Remix of Drake's 'One Dance'
  3. Take a Look at Ciara's Exotic Vacation in Mexico With Russell Wilson and Son Future
  4. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Daughter Impressed With His Tattoo
  5. Artist of the Week: Fifth Harmony
  6. Johnny Depp Is 'Blackmailed' by 'Manipulative' Amber Heard, Says Friend Doug Stanhope
  7. Kim Kardashian Shows Off Her Curves in Cleavage-Baring Dress During Lunch With Kanye West
  8. 'Game of Thrones' 6.07 Preview: More Unexpected Returns