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50 Cent Joins Cast of Melissa McCarthy’s Spy

"Noah" New York Premiere - Outside Arrivals
Rapper/actor 50 Cent attends the "Noah" New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre on March 26, 2014 in New York City. Jim Spellman -- WireImage

The rapper will play himself in the secret agent comedy directed by Paul Feig of "Bridesmaids" fame

50 Cent continues to beef up his acting resume. The rapper and vitamin water mogul, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, has just signed on to join Melissa McCarthy in the upcoming secret agent comedy Spy.

The film, which also stars Jason Statham and Jude Law, is about a CIA analyst (McCarthy) who heads out into the field for the first time. The project is being helmed by writer/ director Paul Feig of Bridesmaids fame.

There’s no word yet on how large 50’s role will be, though The Hollywood Reporter says he will be playing himself. The rapper has been working pretty steadily in Hollywood since his movie debut in 2005’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’. More recently, he played a computer whiz in 2013’s Escape Plan with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and he just finished shooting The Prince, a crime thriller with Bruce Willis.

[THR]

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