Robert De Niro is reportedly set to reunite with rapper Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson for a new film project.

According to Deadline, De Niro has signed on to star in 'Freelancers', a new crime drama from music video director Jessy Terrero.

The film will mark the second time De Niro will have worked with Jackson, after the two starred in the 2008 thriller 'Righteous Kill'.

'Freelancers' follows a young man, played by Jackson, who signs up to the NYPD after his father is shot and killed in the line of duty.

After eventually graduating from the police academy, he is then assigned to work with his father's former partner, played by De Niro, who forms a special crime task force.

Forest Whitaker is also in talks to star in the movie. In November, it was reported that Jackson may also star in a new gang film called 'Set Up', alongside Bruce Willis.