Universal has acquired spec “Live Bet,” a heist pic set in the Gotham underworld, with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson set to star.
Brothers Charley and Vlas Parlapanides penned the script, while Mary Parent and Scott Stuber will produce along with Chris Lighty and Jackson through his G Unit Films shingle.
Jackson also is attached to star in U’s prison boxing pic, “The Dance.” The rapper’s film credits include “Get Rich or Die Tryin’ ” and “Home of the Brave.”
Vlas Parlapanides penned “Across the Sea” and “Everything for a Reason,” which Charley produced.
Parent and Stuber are producing through their U-based company “You, Me and Dupree” and the upcoming Michael Mann pic “The Kingdom.”