Universal Pictures has set Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Lozano to direct Live Bet, a drag-racing vehicle for Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
Lozano is rewriting the script with Tony Dalton, who has starred in the Lozano-directed Matando Cabos and Sultanes Del Sur, and who co-wrote the former with Lozano and scripted the latter by himself. Live Bet was originated by writers Charley and Vlas Parlapanides.
The heist film script is set in the world of underground clubs and illegal car racing. The original was set in New York; the rewrite adds several locations including Las Vegas and Philadelphia. The studio hopes to be in production by late summer.