Monday, January 15, 2007
A 'Say What?' Meltingpot Moment
In honor of tonight's Golden Globes Awards ceremony, I make brief mention of an upcoming movie that will surely cause some controversy. I'm just writing about it here on the Meltingpot because I found it so bizarre. But it's true. In one of those Meltingpot marriages that only happens in Hollywood, Robert DeNiro and rap-star-turned-actor 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) are pairing up to make a movie tentatively titled, "New Orleans."
Now secretly I've always carried a little extra love for Bobby D. because he makes no excuses for his great adoration of the Black beauties in La-La Land, but I never saw him as wanting to reach out to the hip-hop generation. I'm still scratching my head wondering what his motivation is for co-starring with a rapper who has not shown himself to have any great acting talent smoldering under his oversized football jerseys. I mean 50 Cent is no Ludacris.
The movie takes place in post-Katrina New Orleans and delves deeply into police corruption. DeNiro and 50 Cent are partners in the film. I'm assuming that these two icons in their own fields will bring a diverse audience to the movie and hopefully attention to a serious and shameful problem, so I'm not knocking it, just passing the information on.
And that's all she wrote.
(photos copyright to Paramount)