50 Cent Teams with Abel Ferrara for Jekyll and Hyde

Attention those of you who balked at Keanu Reeves starring in a new Jekyll and Hyde film -- Hold on to your collective asses! Director Abel Ferrara is making his return to horror with a new telling of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson tale starring Forest Whitaker and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. We can hear your stunned silence from here.

Yep, get ready to file this one under "What the fuck?" as Variety reports that Whitaker will be playing the role of the good Dr. Jekyll who upon drinking a 40 of O.E. will turn into the gangsta rapper badboy Mr. Hyde. Ok, that's not what Variety actually said but the basic gist of it is true.

"The combination of such formidable talent in front of and behind the camera will turn this wonderful gothic story into a modern classic for a whole new generation," executive-producer Luc Roeg tells Variety.

Color me stunned.

Forest and Fifty. God help us.

- Uncle Creepy

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hellbilly_drp's picture

See, this is just backwards.

Fittycent should be the Jekyll character, a struggling rapper trying to get by in a world that is against him... and the OE transforms him into the Whitaker/Hyde character. A greedy record company exec who wants to sell out rappers to the man.

Submitted by hellbilly_drp on Mon, 05/18/2009 - 10:02am.
arandomthought's picture

I'll be suprised if he has the acting chops to put behind it. If he does, he gets all sorts of new respect from me. If not, well, no harm no foul.

I'm not going to put this one down until I see it.

Submitted by arandomthought on Sat, 05/16/2009 - 2:51am.
Orunitier's picture

Seriously. What the fuck.

Submitted by Orunitier on Thu, 05/14/2009 - 8:20pm.

Well this is doomed for failure now. WIth 50 cent behind it and all.

Submitted by Kane86 (not verified) on Thu, 05/14/2009 - 4:25pm.
DavidFullam's picture

Say it aint so!

Submitted by DavidFullam on Thu, 05/14/2009 - 11:26am.

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