|Directed by||Jessy Terrero|
|Produced by||Mark Canton
|Written by||L. Philippe Casseus|
Robert De Niro
|Editing by||Kirk M. Morri|
|Studio||Grindstone Entertainment Group
Emmett/Furla FilmsEnvision Entertainment Corporation
|Running time||96 minutes|
Freelancers is a crime-drama film directed by Jessy Terrero, and stars 50 Cent, Forest Whitaker, and Robert De Niro. Filming took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. It had a limited release in theaters in Los Angeles and New York on August 10, 2012 and was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 21, 2012.
The son (50 Cent) of a slain NYPD officer, with his two best friends (Malcolm Goodwin and Ryan O'Nan), joins the police academy. After graduating, he's taken under the wing of his father's former partner Captain Joe Sarcone (Robert De Niro) in the ranks of Sarcone's Street Vice Crime Task Force and he becomes part of Sarcone's rogue task force.
- 50 Cent as Jonas "Malo" Maldonado
- Forest Whitaker as Lieutenant Detective Dennis Lurue
- Robert De Niro as Captain Joe Sarcone
- Matt Gerald as Billy Morrison
- Beau Garrett as Joey
- Malcolm Goodwin as A.D. Valburn
- Robert Wisdom as Terrence Burke
- Dana Delany as Lydia Vecchio
- Vinnie Jones as Sully
- Pedro Armendariz Jr. as Gabriel Baez
- Michael McGrady as Robert Jude
- Andre Royo as Daniel Maldonado
- Jeff Chase as Angie
In February 2011, Variety announced that 50 Cent will play a lead role in the film. He will star as the “son of a slain NYPD officer who joins the force and welcomed by his father’s former partner into the ranks of his vice crime task force — and on to a team of rogue Gotham cops.” A month later, Deadline reported that Robert De Niro and Forest Whitaker had joined the film. Variety announced in May of that year that Dana Delany would play a lead female role.
- Freelancers Blu-Ray Movie Review
- 50 Cent Talks Robert De Niro
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- "Robert De Niro Set For 'Freelancers' & Forest Whitaker Negotiating To Join Him".
- McNary, Dave (4 May 2011). "Dana Delany joins 'Freelancers'". Variety.