50 Cent Shedding 60 Pounds For New Movie Role

50 Cent will drastically change his image for his new role in the upcoming movie Things Fall Apart, which is being produced through his Cheetah Vision Films.

The movie centers around 50 Cent’s character, a football star who is suffering from cancer during his senior year in college.

In order to accurately portray the role, 50 Cent will shed over 60 pounds from his muscular physique, which he has prominently displayed in numerous photographs and album covers.

"Fifty is in the process of losing 65 pounds" for the role,” the film’s co-producer, Randall Emmett told Daily Variety.

Mario Van Peebles has signed on to direct Things Fall Apart, which also stars Van Peebles, Lyn Whitfield, comedian Mike P and Steve Eastin.

Before he sheds the pounds, 50 Cent will tour Europe to promote his latest album Before I Self Destruct. The tour kicks off tomorrow (February 23) in Berlin, Germany.

Dates are listed below:

Tue 02/23/10 Berlin, Germany Columbiahalle
Thu 02/25/10 Paris, France Zenith Paris
Fri 02/26/10 Brussels, Belgium Forest National
Sat 02/27/10 Essen, Germany Grugahalle-Messe Essen GmbH
Sun 02/28/10 Zurich, Switzerland Hallenstadion Zurich
Thu 03/04/10 Neu-Isenburg, Germany Hugenottenhalle
Sun 03/14/10 Hamburg, Germany Docks Konzerte Disco
Fri 03/19/10 Birmingham, United Kingdom LG Arena
Sun 03/21/10 Dublin, Ireland The O2 Dublin
Mon 03/22/10 Belfast, United Kingdom Odyssey Arena
Thu 03/25/10 Manchester, United Kingdom Manchester Evening News Arena
Thu 04/01/10 Belgrade, Serbia Belgrade Arena
Sat 04/03/10 St. Petersburg, Russia Ice Palace
Mon 04/05/10 Moscow, Russia Olympiiski