*50 Cent and STARZ have hooked up for an original drama called “Power” with New York City as the backdrop.
The first season of “Power” will unfold in 8 hour-long episodes and will premiere sometime later this year (Summer?) as the exact date has been decided yet.
According to Shadow and Act’s Tambay, the series’ executive producer, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, will be seen throughout the show’s run in a recurring role.
*My mother always said people will treat you the way you allow them to treat you. A person who doesn’t demand respect probably won’t get any.
The weakest child at school probably will get bullied; the meekest employee probably will get overlooked for promotions and the woman who knows her man knocked up another woman when they were supposed to be in a monogamous relationship, but accepts his behavior, is just asking for future heartache.
I’m not talking about something I heard. This is something I know from personal experience. But before I get to my story let’s continue with this one.
La La Anthony attends the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 13, 2013 in New York City
*Actress/DJ/TV personality La La Anthony has joined the cast of Starz’s drama series “Power,” reports Deadline.com
The project, co-produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, tells the story of wealthy New York City nightclub owner James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), who wants to build an empire and turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there’s just one problem: He is living a double life. When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele.
Anthony, star of VH1’s reality series “La La’s Full Court Life,” will play LaKeisha Grant – childhood friend to Ghost’s wife Tasha St. Patrick (Naturi Naughton) and her closest confidant who is kept in the dark on certain aspects of Tasha’s life out of necessity.
*Omari Hardwick has been cast as the lead in “Power,” an hour-long Starz original drama series executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and created by Courtney Kemp Agboh (“The Good Wife”), who will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
Hardwick will play James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city’s elite. He wants to build an empire, turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there’s just one problem: he is living a double life.
When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he wants to be most of all.
“Omari is an actor of incredible range and versatility,” said Starz Managing Director, Carmi Zlotnik. “When we met Omari, we knew he had all the tools needed to play such a complicated and complex character. We look forward to him bringing Ghost to life on the screen.”
Hardwick’s previous film credits include: “Sparkle,” “For Colored Girls,” “Kick Ass” and “The A-Team.” He has also appeared in several television series, including: “Dark Blue,” “Breakout Kings” and “Saved.”
The first season of “Power” will be eight, hour-long episodes and begins filming later this fall. It is expected to premiere in 2014.