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50 Cent to team with Nic Cage in The Dance
Source: Variety
April 5, 2006


Universal Pictures has set Nicolas Cage and 50 Cent to star in "The Dance", a film based on the life of prison boxing coach Billy "The Kid" Roth, reports Variety.

The project is based on a 2003 documentary directed by John Darling Haynes and produced by Eric Geadelmann. Cage and Norm Golightly executive produced the documentary through their Saturn Films production company with an eye to developing a feature project based around Roth.

Once a successful prizefighter, Roth has spent more than 40 years as a volunteer boxing coach in Louisiana state prisons.

Cage will play Roth, while 50 Cent will play an inmate the coach believes has the talent to be a contender -- the only hindrance being that he's serving a life sentence.

Neil Tolkin (The Emperor's Club) will write the script.




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