The rapper's indie film is set to hit theaters on February 14.

Essence.com
Jan, 05, 2012


Most films go the traditional route from the big screen, to the small screen, to DVD in a matter of months. But it's the reverse for 50 Cent's movie "Things Fall Apart."

Although it was shot in 2010 and aired on BET in 2011, it's prepping for a splashy debut in theaters on February 14th.

Directed by Mario Van Peebles, the film follows Deon a football player, played by 50 Cent, who encounters a deadly disease at the height of his college football career.

If the film doesn't ring a bell, this was the role 50 Cent lost 54 pounds for -- using a liquid diet and working out three hours a day, according to the Huffington Post.

Will you be heading to the theaters on Valentine's Day to see the emotionally charged drama?