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50 Cent to appear in new Fox meta-comedy, My Friend 50

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Just a few months after Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson filed for bankruptcy, the rapper/actor/entrepreneur has inked a deal for a new comedy called My Friend 50 that has landed with Fox, reports Deadline.

The single-camera show, which will be produced by Will Packer, won’t star the In Da Club rapper. But he will have a recurring role as, of course, a version of himself. The show itself will center around a character named Amanda Kramer, who is described as an “unstable twentysomething” who joins 50’s entourage in hopes of solving her life’s problems. She seemingly documents the shenanigans herself, narrating through the episodes. There’s no word on who will play Kramer.

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Fox has given the show a script order. It will fall under Will Packer Productions and G-Unit Film & Television, Jackson’s company, as well as Universal Television. Will Packer Productions’ Head of Television, Korin D. Huggins, will serve as co-executive producer.

Packer may be just the golden touch that Jackson needs to catapult this show to success: Packer was credited as an executive producer for the highly successful film Straight Outta Compton, and produced other hits like Think Like a Man and Ride Along. He currently produces Truth Be Told on NBC, an ABC reboot series of the John Candy film Uncle Buck, along with a number of other projects in the works.

Jackson, meanwhile, hasn’t exactly been quiet on the scene. He currently serves as executive producer and co-star of Power, a drama series on Starz; is an executive producer of Dream School on SundanceTV; and co-starred in recent movies Southpaw and Spy.

Whether his bankruptcy protection filing was done out of necessity, or simply to shield himself from a lawsuit as was alleged in a recent court case, remains to be proven in a court of law. But it’ll be interesting to see what type of behind-the-scenes picture this comedy paints of Jackson’s life. As the man himself says, “get rich or die tryin’,” right?

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