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Rapper 50 Cent joins cast of Southpaw

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Rapper 50 Cent has joined the cast of forthcoming boxing movie Southpaw and will star Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong'o and Rachel McAdams.

The movie centres on a boxer who struggles to improve his career as he battles with substance abuse.

The New York Post reports that 50, real name Curtis James Jackson III, will play a promoter who is part of Gyllenhaal's central character's entourage.

50 has already begun filming under director Antoine Fuqua in Pittsburgh.

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