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Fox Closes In on Animated Project From Rapper 50 Cent Deadline

Fox is nearing a pickup of an animated comedy project from rapper 50 Cent, which is loosely based on his childhood, reports Deadline.com.

The untitled project is expected to receive a pilot or presentation order. The show would track a mischievous but good-intentioned boy who grows up with a wacky family, the story says.

“50 Cent’s life has already inspired a screen project, the autobiographical 2005 feature drama ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’,’ in which 50 Cent made his acting debut as the lead,” the report notes. “He will next be seen in ‘The Frozen Ground’ and ‘The Tomb.’”