Watch 50 Cent In ‘Things Fall Apart’ Trailer

Becky Bain | March 9, 2011 11:46 am

50 Cent went all Method actor while filming the Mario Van Peebles drama Things Fall Apart, dropping 54 lbs. to play a football player battling cancer. We finally get to see if all the effort was worth it, as the movie’s “unofficial” trailer (whatever that means) has hit the net. Watch it below.

Does calling it “unofficial” mean that a stranger stole all the footage and cut together their own preview? Or is this just a first cut that was never meant to be seen by the public? Either way, this looks just about as Oscar-worthy as that indie movie starring Nicki Minaj.

We applaud Fiddy for trying to stretch his range and attempt such a dramatic story, but based on what we see in this trailer, we don’t think this will transform him to a veritable movie star, or even an indie darling. Sorry, Curtis — don’t quit your day job as a snow shoveler.