Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson producing new BMF series on Starz
Posting to his Instagram account, Fif shared a photo of the pilot episode outline and, in the caption, mentioned that the casting information would be coming soon. The story will center around Big Meech and his involvement with the Black Mafia Family, which was a large drug organization formerly based in Detroit. – via HotNewHipHop.com
As previously reported, 50 has already secured the exclusive rights and official stamp of approval to produce the project from the leader of BMF, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory.
Sidenote: Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me and my team about casting for the series set to premier on the STARZ network. Right now we’re playing the waiting game. It takes a significant amount of time to get the business side secured for a project of this magnitude. Once the script is written, casting is the next phase.
Back in December, I tweeted 50 to see if I could get any information about the casting calls. No updates were provided until about 6 months later.
At any rate, I am just thrilled to see the project moving forward.
Keep checking back in to The Pen Hustler for casting info as it becomes available. I will do my best to get it out there as soon as humanly possible.
Who do YOU think should portray Big Meech and his brother in the series?
If you are interested in casting for the series, please send me your info along with any pics or headshots and I will feature you on the site.
You never know, you could land you the role!
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In 2011, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory spoke exclusively with author Cavario Here about his past life as one of the biggest drug dealers to ever “move dat dope.”
In the interview below, Big Meech calls in from prison to discuss his past dealings and how he touched billions of dollars as the head honcho of the Black Mafia Family. At the time of his indictment and arrest, he had accumulated an estimated worth of $270 million.
“Every entertainer or athlete wants to live like they’re selling kilos…Everybody wants to live like they’re selling dope. It’s the American dream.”
In the interview, the former drug kingpin paints a vivid picture of his extreme wealth:
“If you told them that a black man was living like that, doing what I was doing, they’d think you was lying,” he says. “No one was more liquid than me. I could grab a million dollars, throw it out the car, grab a million more no problem.”
Remember when I wrote that if Executive Producer 50 Cent wanted to make this Black Mafia Family project a monumental success, then he would need to:
A.) consult with the heads of BMF, Big Meech & Terry every step of the way — AND — B.) consult with the hood for talent and a co-sign.
Welp, it looks like I might have been right on point with my predictions. Ms. Flenory, the mother of Big Meech & Terry posted on Twitter stating that her sons want 50 to find raw talent to portray their life stories.
Check back in for more info as it becomes available, including casting dates & locations!