50 Cent Is A Dead Man Running

Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson has joined the cast of Alex de Rakoff’s indie London gangland movie “Dead Man Running” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in London, de Rakoff’s script centers on an ex-con trying to go straight who is given 24 hours to raise 100,000 pounds ($150,000) to pay off a loan shark (Jackson) or become a “dead man running.”

The mission takes him from the dog tracks of East London to the underground drug scene of rural Manchester as they try every trick and scam in the book to get the cash before it’s too late. The project is set in a criminal world as hard hit by the recession as Wall Street.

Tamer Hassan (“Layer Cake”), Danny Dyer (“The Business”), Brenda Blethyn (“Secrets and Lies”) and Monet Mazur (“Stoned”) also star.

UK soccer players Rio Ferdinand and Ashley Cole are serving as executive producers. Shooting began yesterday.