It may sound like an odd pairing, but hardcore rapper 50 Cent (aka Cutris Jackson) is once again teaming up with his Righteous Kill costar, hardcore actor Robert De Niro for the gritty police drama Freelancers.

Forest Whitaker is also in talks to come aboard this tale from writer Philippe Casseus, which follows the son of a slain NYPD officer who decides to join the Police Academy. After graduating, 50 Cent's character finds a mentor in his father's former partner (Robert De Niro). Together, they become part of a rogue task force to rid New York City's streets of crime. It is not known at this time who Forest Whitaker will be playing in the movie.

Freelancers begins production on April 18th in New Orleans.

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