50 Cent, born Curtis James Jackson III, is an award-winning rapper, entrepreneur, actor and producer from Queens, New York. Jackson has leveraged his star power to cross over with unparalleled success as an entrepreneur, actor and producer. From Get Rich or Die Tryin‘ being one of the fastest selling albums in history to creating one of the most influential deals in hip-hop with the sale of Vitaminwater, Jackson continues to break records. He currently has the critically-acclaimed number one show on Starz’ Power, in which he not only co-stars but also serves as executive producer and director leading into season six.
Now he has been cast as a recurring guest for the role of Cassius Dawkins in ABC’s midseason drama For Life.
Cassius is tough long-term inmate who has been newly transferred to Bellmore prison. Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock) will be forced to contend with this fellow convict whose reputation precedes him. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson discovered Isaac Wright Jr., whose life the series is inspired by, in NYC and was blown away by this story. The two join Hank Steinberg (Without a Trace), Doug Robinson and Alison Greenspan as Executive Producers.
From Without a Trace creator Hank Steinberg who serves as Executive Producer and Jackson who serves as Executive Producer via G Unit Film and Television, For Life is a fictional serialized legal and family drama inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr. about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. The show will also, through the window of his ferocious struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems.
Isaac Wright Jr., Doug Robinson and Alison Greenspan also serve as Executive Producers.