Rap superstar 50 CENT has baffled fans with his choice of director for his upcoming movie debut - acclaimed Irish film-maker Jim Sheridan.

OSCAR nominee Sheridan, whose credits include My Left Foot and In America, will step behind the cameras on LOCKED AND LOADED - which will star 50 Cent as an inner-city drug dealer who walks away from a life of crime to pursue a successful career in rap music.

Van Toffler, president of MTV FILMS, who are financing the movie, says, "A movie starring 50 Cent and directed by an acclaimed talent like Jim Sheridan is exactly what audiences have come to expect from MTV Films."

18/10/2004 21:04