*Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is expected to drop about 65 pounds for his new role in “Things Fall Apart,” a feature film which he is also for Cheetah Vision Films says Variety.

The story follows a football running back who suffers a personal tragedy in his final year of college that makes him question his own mortality.

The five week shoot kicks off in May in Michigan, reports Variety. Jackson and Brian Miller co-wrote the script while Randall Emmett will also produce.

Mario Van Peebles will direct and co-stars in the film along with Lynn Whitfield, comedian Mike P and Steve Eastin.