50 Cent Dropped Stallone’s ‘The Expendables’ To Completely Focus On Before I Self Destruct


Posted on March 25, 2009
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I don’t know about 50 Cent passing on the oppertunity to be in the credits of a major motion picture, this is a huge movie and most likely a Guaranteed Smash at the box office.

via MTV News:

While online reports said that 50 had been dropped from the film, the statement says he had to pass on the project due to time constraints.

“50 Cent was offered the role of Hale Caesar in ‘The Expendables,’ however as he is currently in the process of completing his forthcoming album Before I Self Destruct with Dr. Dre and Eminem,” a rep for the MC told MTV News in a statement. “He was unfortunately not able to commit to the project.”

Stallone reportedly told Ain’t It Cool News that former San Diego Charger Terry Crews, who debuted with Arnold Schwarzeneggar in “The 6th Day” and appears in this summer’s “Terminator Salvation,” will take on the role vacated by 50.

Last week, Stallone took to Ain’t It Cool News to defend his choice to cast 50 Cent in the role. The film is reportedly about “a team of mercenaries [that] heads to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator.”

“The anger of the casting of 50 Cent is understandable, but not fair,” he told the site, adding that he thought the change would be good. “So, trust me, the change of Forest Whitaker to 50 Cent a.k.a. Curtis Jackson is a good one.”

“The Expendables” stars Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, Jet Li and Stallone himself as Barney “The Schizo” Ross. Lundgren and Arnold Schwarzenegger have also been rumored for roles in the muscle-bound, testosterone-fueled extravaganza.

It would be better for him to go with the movie at this point because at this point his album could go either way.


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