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Cole and Ferdinand setting their sights on Hollywood

October 8, 2009

Ashley Cole and Rio Ferdinand will find out at the end of the month if their first film as executive producers is a success. The England pair hope that Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson and Britflick regular Danny Dyer is enough to bring a pay back on their £3 million investment.

“Dead Man Running” starts with notorious gangster and loan shark Mr. Thigo (50 Cent) arriving in London to shake things up and make an example out of one of his late payers. Already struggling financially, reformed ex-con Nick (Tamer Hassan) is given exactly 24 hours to come up with the money left on his bill or he is a dead man running! As a guarantee, Thigo’s men hold Nick’s wheelchair-bound mum (Brenda Blethyn) hostage, leaving him no choice but to comply. Enlisting the help of his best mate, Bing (Danny Dyer – lush!), the boys embark on a frantic race against the clock. Their mission takes them from the dog tracks of East London to the underground drug scene of rural Manchester as they try every trick and scam in the book to get the cash before it’s too late.

Both Cole and Ferdinand have expressed desires to become further involved in the film and music industries, but insist their priorities remain with the beautiful game. Ferdinand already has quite an expansive portfolio outside of football; he owns 60% of White Chalk Music Ltd,  he has his own digital magazine #5 (the latest edition features Roger Federer and Usain Bolt) and in December he launches The Rio Ferdinand Live The Dream Foundation. The Foundation will provide education, training, and employment opportunities for young people to achieve and fulfil their ambitions in the sport and the arts.

“Dead Man Running” is out October 30th and let’s hope it’s better than Rio’s World Cup Wind-ups…

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. October 8, 2009 8:20 pm

    Well Good. Since 50 Cent is in it, we actually may see it arrive on US soil.
    Smart thinking, Rio.

    London Gangster films + Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassan, worth a watching.

    This one could be pretty good.

  2. October 8, 2009 8:27 pm

    Hopefully it is, saw a piece on TV about it the other day and it looks good.

    I have a bit of a thing for Danny Dyer so I gotta see it!

    • October 8, 2009 9:01 pm

      Haha I just can’t look at Dyer the same way after that scene in Human Traffic…. :-P

  3. October 8, 2009 10:08 pm

    Sorry to p*ss on everyone’s cornflakes, but is this not a bit of tired format?
    Is Guy Ritchie not involved, and any role for Jason Statham?

    With a World Cup just around the corner, I’m hoping that “Executive Producer” is only a convenient way of name checking what appear to be a couple of serious financial backers, as opposed to some kind of delusional distraction. By all means invest the unfeasibly large salary in whatever project, but until you quit playing remain a sleeping partner. If I’m being a tad negative shoot me down in flames.

    Back in the day, football players would head off to play snooker after training .

    • October 8, 2009 11:13 pm

      You’ve just read my mind Kevin, hahaha.

    • October 9, 2009 12:23 pm

      But it’s got Danny Dyer in it!

      Haha, sure it’s an old format but with no Ritchie or Statham but… it’s got Danny Dyer in it!

  4. October 10, 2009 12:43 am

    @ blissbubbley
    And he alone prevents the entire project from being dire!!!!!

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