Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw To Star In ‘Odd Thomas’ Adaptation

Gugu Mbatha-Raw / Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson

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It’s being reported that 50 Cent (Or Curtis Jackson) will star in the film adaptation of the best selling novel “Odd Thomas” by Dean Koontz. News of the rapper-turned actors’ casting sent shock waves through the entertainment industry today.

In the film, Jackson will play a blind DJ named Shamus Cocobolo who helps the lead character uncover a Satanic plot. Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) is a short-order cook who can commune with the dead, a secret only his girlfriend (Addison Timlin) knows. Her best friend Viola (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), is a waitress who raises two young girls after their junkie mother dies. Odd can also spot malevolent forces called bodachs, who feed on pain and portend imminent death. When Odd sees them in spades surrounding a stranger, he finds himself in a race against time to avert a catastrophe.

Odd Thomas begins filming immediately in New Mexico.