Rio Ferdinand and Ashley Cole to join the movie business
Footballers to be executive producers on gangster film
Rio Ferdinand has already merked his way into a television series and a rap career, so the next step is for him to head to the big screen. Along with Cashley Cole, the Manchester Utd star will provide financial backing for a gangster film set in Manchester and London. The flick is called Dead Man Running, and has a tentative release date of 6th November 2009. IMDB already has an enticing synopsis:
A loan shark gives ex-con Nick a period of 24 hours in order to pay back the money he owes. Up against it, Nick involves his best mate on a multi-part mission in order to raise the cash before it’s too late for them both.
The film already has two big names attached – rapper and former drug dealer 50 Cent will play Thigo (hopefully with a cockney accent), but the serious acting chops will come from screen legend Danny Dyer. That Oscar is just around the corner, Danny.