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50 Cent goes method, loses bulk for his role in Things Fall Apart

05.26.2010

Not a day goes by that we report Ray Liotta's been cast as a doctor in Mario Van Peebles' upcoming film THINGS FALL APART, and already we're getting shots of the film's lead star 50 Cent looking like he's dying of cancer.

That's appropriate, because that's kinda what's happening to him. Per ThisIs50.com: "In [THINGS FALL APART] 50 Cent plays a football player diagnosed with cancer. He dropped from 214 pounds to an astonishing 160 with a liquid diet and three-hour-a-day treadmill walks for nine weeks. 'I was starving.' Now he's back on tour and says, 'I've been eating. I'll be back in shape in no time!'"

I might have pooh-poohed 50's acting abilities earlier today, but I'll give the guy credit for being willing to physically decimate himself for a role. That's commitment. Let's hope Van Peebles does something good with this one.

Thanks to my good pal "TIM!" for the heads up!

Extra Tidbit: Go watch BAADASSSSS! It's good!
Source: ThisIs50.com

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