50 Cent, Robert De Niro In Final Negotiations To Star In 'New Orleans'

Rapper 50 Cent and Robert De Niro are in negotiations to co-star in the police thriller, New Orleans.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie is set against the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans centers on a police officer who thought his partner was killed by Hurricane Katrina, but soon discovers he was actually shot.

50 Cent will play De Niro's new partner and as they investigate the murder, a world of police corruption is uncovered.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the project was originally set in Los Angeles, but was moved to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.

Production is slated to begin in New Orleans in February.