50 Cent's 'Things Fall Apart' Trailer Debuts Online

2:57 PM PST 03/10/2011 by David Ciminelli
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The sports drama shows the rapper in a completely different light after he shed over 50 pounds to play a promising football player stricken with cancer.

The trailer for rapper-actor 50 Cent's upcoming big screen football drama Things Fall Apart premiered online Thursday with some rather shocking images of the hit-maker.

For his starring role in the film, which was directed by and co-stars Mario Van Peebles, the brawny hip-hop artist dropped a very noticeable 50-plus pounds to portray a college jock whose burgeoning sports career takes a hit after he is diagnosed with cancer. The physical metamorphosis is jaw-dropping, and the addition of dreadlocks and later a bald pate make one of the world's most popular music artists almost unrecognizable.

The Queens-born rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, co-wrote the script with Brian A. Miller. A release date has not been set yet. Check out the clip below.

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