Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson to Star in The Pursuit

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Emmett/Furla Films and Cheetah Vision Films announced today they are partnering to produce the action-thriller The Pursuit, which will star Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The announcement was made today by Randall Emmett, who co-runs Cheetah Vision with Jackson and is partnered with George Furla in Emmett / Furla Films.

Director Jessy Terrero (Soul Plane, Gun) has signed a three picture directing deal with the producers, which will begin with him directing The Pursuit.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin on February 15, 2012 in Louisiana. The film will be distributed by Lionsgate through Cheetah Vision’s existing 10 picture output deal with the studio.

In The Pursuit, a cop and criminal inadvertently team up to track down an escaped bank robber as each has his own personal vendetta against the man. Meanwhile, a determined US Marshall hunts the men to prevent them from killing the convict and instead ensure that he is brought to justice the proper way.

The screenplay is written by Matt Johnson (Into the Blue, Torque, the upcoming Afterburn). Producers are Randall Emmett, George Furla and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

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