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Remember the 2007 film American Gangster that starred Denzel Washington as Frank Lucas? It appears that Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson was aiming to play alongside Washington as Frank’s brother Huey Lucas. He may have had an impressive audition tape, but unfortunately for him, he lost the role to Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Defamer posted a leaked audition tape that shows Jackson acting his life off in hopes to land the role of Huey Lucas, who was the brother to New York drug kingpin Frank Lucas.
In the tape, Jackson goes through a number of scenes and surprisingly cries. While reciting the lines, an unidentified woman goes over Washington's lines off the camera.
According to the NY Daily News, Jackson’s agents at the Joanna Wiles and Dana Sims, who worked for William Morris Agency, were huge factors in the audition tape being made.
According to Yahoo, even though 50 had auditioned for the role, to his dismay the role got offered to someone with more experience - British-born Nigerian actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Before auditioning for this role, 50’s only movie was Get Rich Or Die Tryin, based on his own life and shared the same title as his debut album. He has also starred in movies such as Home of the Brave, Righteous Kill, Before I Self Destruct, Twelve, All Things Fall Apart, and he also has a role in the new film Last Vegas.
You can watch the video below:
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