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2 Academy Award Winners Be Damned, 50 Cent Ruins Movies: Trailer For 'Freelancers' With Robert De Niro & Forest Whitaker

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 1, 2012 6:07 PM
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50 Cent is a financial titan. The rapper has expanded his brand into sneakers, books, body spray, condoms, vitamin water, energy drinks and, of course, film production via his Cheetah Vision production company. And that's what we're here to talk about. You see, while 50 Cent likes to make money -- lots of it -- that doesn't necessarily mean he cares about the quality of product he puts out there. And so, it's hardly a shock that his steps into the film production world have resulted in movies that pretty much go straight-to-DVD. We're talking about his cancer drama "All Things Fall Apart" or the thriller "Setup" with Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe. And now his latest attempt at moviemaking, "Freelancers," seems headed for the same fate, and this time it will bring down two Academy Award winners with it.

The project was first announced last spring, and then we forgot about it, but not only has it been made, a trailer has hit the interwebs. And shocker -- it looks fucking atrocious. Starring Robert De Niro and Forest Whitaker, and FROM A PRODUCER (lol) of "Street Kings," "16 Blocks" and "Righteous Kill" (we guess Bobby and Fiddy got along), the story follows the son of a slain NYC cop (Mr. Cent) who is taken under the wing of Captain Vic Sarcone (De Niro), his Dad's former partner, eventually becoming part of his rogue street crime task force. But oh shit, looks like his partner Whitaker is a coke-snorting, stripper-banging nogoodnik! What will Fifty Cents do!?!?!!?

Looking like it was made over the weekend with a knock-off version of Canon 5D, with a budget of about $50, the movie looks unbelievably awful. And thus, the end of the trailer notes to look for it on DVD and Blu-ray. If it does get some kind of theatrical release, expect it to be very brief and rural (and we doubt that's gonna happen). Anyway, watch it below. Don't say we didn't warn you.

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  • Brett | July 19, 2013 1:54 AMReply

    50 cent not worth a dollar! Crap actor!

  • Dan | August 27, 2012 6:16 PMReply

    Robert DeNiro has no shame.

    He signed up for this project knowing it would go straight to dvd.

    A perfect reflection of his current career choices.

  • George | June 2, 2012 3:23 PMReply

    50 cent will never be a great actor of even a good one. These A list actor are willing work with him. So who maybe they'll be willing to work with more diverse actors who happened to be lesser known. So kind of passing the torch over to non-white actors.

  • david | June 2, 2012 12:14 PMReply

    It looks better than most of the crap hollywood is releasing these days. Also, 50 cent doesn't seem that bad for some reason. haha

  • Cindy | June 2, 2012 10:32 AMReply

    Doesn't matter if the trailer was leaked. This movie is go straight to dvd.

  • rich | June 1, 2012 10:34 PMReply

    This trailer is not the official trailer but a poor quality copy stolen at Cannes and leaked through some Russian web site.

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