If I wouldn't have seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed it.
No I'm not talking about 50 Cent's new slim and trim body (Ladies, the buffness is no more, so now he truly looks like a brotha named Curtis) ...
I was checking the Louisiana Movies blog written by a Shreveport Times writer and saw a posting for a casting call for the movie formerly known as Microwave Park and now known as Streets of Blood, starring none other than Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (oh yeah and Val Kilmer and Sharon Stone, too lol).
Now, I'm always sharing casting calls for those interested in making a few extra bucks (and learning how a movie is done) but this one ... I must question ... and I'm kind of praying no one shows up actually WANTING these parts:
(Per Glorioso Casting, by way of Louisiana Movies Blog)
We are currently in need of the following:
Males:18-30 LATINO Gangmember Types (Latin Kings) MUST LIVE IN OR NEAR
Females:18-30 LATINA Gangmember Types (Latin Kings) MUST LIVE IN OR NEAR SHREVEPORT!
Females:18-30 AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES, Skinny Crackhead Types / These parts will work TOPLESS! and Wearing a G-String MUST LIVE IN OR NEAR SHREVEPORT!
Males:18-30 AFRICAN AMERICAN Gangmember Types MUST LIVE IN OR NEAR
Pictures and Contact Info ASAP to: email@example.com
Working topless? "Crackhead types"? Gangmember types?
What is a typical crackhead or gang member? And why must they be people of color, like Whites don't bang or hit the pipe? Excuse me but -- WTH???
I don't know ... this movie thing is great for our area, but sometimes, I just have to shake my head at the film industry itself as far as what they put on the screen.
According to IMDB.com, the plot of the movie is as follows:
A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
The film is set to begin shooting next week (May 6th) and they'll also be shooting in New Orleans (of course). The movie is set to be released next year.
FYI: This is 50 Cent's third feature film with more than a bit role. He has 2 more in pre-production (one features an all-star cast including: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Donnie Walhberg and John Leguizamo - set for release later this year) and 2 more in the works (a car racing movie called "Live Bet" which he'll co-produce and release later this year; and a boxing movie called "The Dance" starring Nicholas Cage ... which is also set in Louisiana and set to be released in 2010)
Now back to the issue at hand ... this crazy casting call!
The same company that is putting this film together, Millenium Films, is the same one that just broke ground on a film studio in Ledbetter Heights. Maybe they think building in the hood gives them a pass ... ya think?
I mean, if you don't mind being a stereotype, then I guess "get that money."
I'm hoping to get hired at that studio when it opens. A sista wants to be BEHIND the camera to change some of these images I see on screen ... like the ones being cast for that movie.
I just hope they're not looking to hire gangsta types then.