Actor, producer, and television show runner Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson remains on a roll with a number of projects on the reel and only the realest of story-lines on his agenda. As an actor, Jackson recently co-starred alongside Jake Gyllenhall in the Antoine Fuqua directed boxing drama “Southpaw”, gave moviegoers a strong performance in “Spy” with Melissa McCarthy, and is set to co-star opposite Gerard Butler in “Den of Thieves” which hits theaters in 2018. Now the Grammy Award winning “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” music mogul is executive producing the new scripted original drama “The Oath” on popular streaming service Crackle, a division of Sony Pictures Television Networks.
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Created and written by Joe Halpin (“Hawaii Five-O,” “Ice,” “The Lottery”), the 10-episode one-hour original drama explores a secret society comprised of gangs sworn to protect and defend at all costs. Few know the streets, the nuances of their vigilante versus law enforcement relations, and the associated criminal element affiliated with each quite like 50 Cent: “I am very excited to be partnering with Sony Pictures Television Networks and Crackle,” said 50. “To be able to bring this story to life is something I’m looking forward to and Joe Halpin’s personal experience will make this unlike anything that’s been seen before. In addition to “The Oath”, Crackle also closed a deal with the rapper/actor/producer to develop another hour-long original called “RPM,” written by Leo Sardarian.
“Curtis, G-Unit Film & Television Inc., Storied Media Group, and Joe Halpin are the perfect team to take this extraordinarily fast paced and complex narrative to Crackle’s passionate and engaged audience,” cited Crackle GM Eric Berger, who also serves as EVP of Digital at Sony Pictures Television Networks. “This is the kind of unexpected storytelling that our viewers have come to expect and we look forward to breaking new ground with this new original drama.” ♚