50 Cent to remake French film

50 Cent is set to trade in his mic and return to the big screen alongside actors Mickey Rourke and Jason Statham in a remake of award-winning French film 13 Tzameti.

The 'In Da Club' hitmaker - real name Curtis Jackson - has been cast to alongside the pair in the English-language remake of the 2006 thriller.

The movie - which won the 2006 Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize - tells the story of a man who steals a mysterious package that promises to pay out a fortune.

The project is reportedly scheduled to begin shooting on November 17 in and around New York City.

Jackson made his film debut with 2005's 'Get Rich or Die Tryin''.

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