50 Cent is making serious moves at television.
It has been announced today that the rapper turned business and TV mogul is developing a new series at Paramount+ called Vice City. Lionsgate Television, Paramount Television Studios, and 50’s G-Unit Film & Television will be producing it.
The project is based on an original idea from writers and executive producers Darnell Metayer (Transformers: Rise of the Beasts) and Josh Peters (Transformers: Rise of the Beasts), with Chad Stahelski (John Wick franchise) serving as executive producer/director, reports Deadline.
Vice City (working title) “follows three friends, and former soldiers, who return to their home city of Miami in the mid-80s after being dishonorably discharged from the military for their involvement in the Iran Contra scandal. Disgraced, displaced, and forgotten by the country they served and with no good job prospects, the three friends partner with a mysterious Colombian immigrant, uniting their financial needs and criminal ambitions to form a heist crew. Fueled by the need for American green, they traverse a violent and dangerous path in pursuit of the American Dream.”
Chad Stahelski’s next release as director and producer is John Wick: Chapter 4, the latest in the record-breaking box-office franchise, which is scheduled to hit theaters on March 24, 2023.
50 recently signed a non-exclusive broadcast deal with Fox to develop scripted dramas, live-action comedies and animated series through his production company, G-Unit Film & Television.