50 Cent at a press conference for Street King Energy Shot at the 27th Annual Nightclub and Bar Convention and Trade Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center - March 14, 2012
*50 Cent has signed on to join Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Caviezel in director Mikael Hafstrom’s action film “The Tomb.”
According to Variety, the Stallone plays an expert on structural security who is framed and put in a high-security prison of his own design. He must put his skills to the test to find out who put him there.
Vinnie Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio and Oscar nominee Amy Ryan were also added to the cast.
Ryan will play Stallone’s business partner and potential love interest. D’Onofrio, who previously starred in the direct-to-video film “Fire With Fire” with 50 Cent, is in talks to play the deputy director of the Prisons Bureau who convinces Stallone to take one last job before he retires. Jones will play a ruthless guard with no moral compass who enjoys making life difficult for Stallone’s character..
There is currently no word on 50 Cent’s character in the film.
His upcoming slate includes “Setup” with Bruce Willis, “Freelancers” with Robert De Niro and “The Frozen Ground” with Nicolas Cage.
The Tomb is scheduled to hit theaters in Summer 2013.
*Deadline.com is reporting that Antoine Fuqua will direct Summit Entertainment’s adaptation of John Huddy’s non-fiction book “Storming Las Vegas: How a Cuban-Born, Soviet-Trained Commando Took Down The Strip to the Tune of Five World Class Hotels, Three Armored Cars, and Millions of Dollars.”
Renamed “Storming Las Vegas” for the big screen, the story tells the rags-to-riches journey of a modern-day Robin Hood. Jose Vigoa was a larger-than-life Cuban-born commando veteran of the Soviet army who found his way to Vegas in the 1990s at a time when casinos were trying to embrace a squeaky clean image. Vigoa and his crew embarked on a violent 16-month crime wave that targeted some of the town’s most prominent casinos.
He was pitted against a 23-year vet of the Vegas police force, who was charged with tracking down Vigoa and his cohorts without letting the story make the papers and spoil Vegas’ image.
Fuqua, who last directed Brooklyn’s Finest, is also in business with Summit developing the action thriller “The Tomb.”