50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson, is broadening his production slate with Twenty Four Seven. T.I., otherwise known as Tip Harris, is set to star. Jackson is executive producing via his production company, G Unit Film & Television. Dallas Jackson is set to write the script.
The series is based on Derrick Parker and Matt Diehl’s nonfiction book Notorious C.O.P.: The Inside Story of the Tupac, Biggie, and Jam Master Jay Investigations from NYPD’s First “Hip-Hop Cop.” CBS All Access is in final negotiations to air the series, according to Deadline. It is produced by CBS TV Studios and Lionsgate Television, as 50 Cent is under a deal at the latter.
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TWENTY FOUR SEVEN Network/Studio: CBS All Access / CBS Studios / Lionsgate TV Writer: Dallas Jackson (W/EP) Source Material: Inspired by Notorious C.O.P.: The Inside Story of the Tupac, Biggie, and Jam Master Jay Investigations from NYPD’s First “Hip-Hop Cop” Authors: Derrick Parker and Matt Diehl Producers: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and G Unit Film & Television (N/W EP), Dallas Jackson (W/EP), T.I. and Grand Hustle Entertainment (N/W EP), Brian Sher (N/W EP), Tom Sullivan (N/W EP) Talent: T.I. attached to star ????I’m working what you doing today. ????#bransoncognac #lecheminduroi
Here’s the official description of parker and Diehl’s book:
Always straddling the fence between “po-po” and NYPD outsider, Derrick parker threatened police tradition to try to get the cases solved. He was the first detective to interview an informant offering a detailed account of Biggie Smalls’s murder. He protected one of the only surviving eyewitnesses to the Jam Master Jay murder and knows the identity of the killers as well as the motivation behind the shooting. Notorious C.O.P. reveals hip-hop crimes that never made the paper–like the robbing of Foxy Brown and the first Hot 97 shooting–and answers some lingering questions about murders that have remained unsolved. The book that both the NYPD and the hip-hop community don’t want you to read, Notorious C.O.P. is the first insider look at the real links between crime and hip-hop and the inefficiencies that have left some of the most widely publicized murders in entertainment history unsolved.
Along with Jackson, Harris will executive produce via his Grand Hustle Entertainment. Dallas Jackson will also executive produce. Lionsgate Television and CBS Television Studios will produce, with Brian Sher and Tom Sullivan executive producing.
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