Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson attached to star in “Live Bet” by brothers Charley and Vlas Parlapanides, which has been acquired by Universal Pictures.
Mary Parent and Scott Stuber will produced the film through their Universal-based company. Chris Lighty also is producing alongside Jackson via his G Unit Films banner.
The story is described as a character-based heist film and is based on the actual existence of underground clubs in Manhattan that place bets and wagers on illegal car racing.
Vlas Parlapanides wrote “Across the Sea” and “Everything for a Reason,” which was produced by Charley Parlapanides.
50 Cent made his feature film debut in the semi-autobiographical “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” next appears in Irwin Winkler’s “Home of the Brave.” He also is attached to star in “The Dance.”