50 Cent Sued For $200K Over Movie 'Things Fall Apart'

(AllHipHop News) Rap star 50 Cent is being sued for $200,000 by a production company who claims the rapper stiffed them on payments for their work on a movie called Things Fall Apart. Crispy Twig Productions and Nancy Nayor Battino filed a lawsuit against 50 Cent on September 17th in Santa Monica District Court, claiming they had an oral agreement to provide casting services for the rapper's self-financed film. According to the lawsuit, Crispy Twig was supposed to be paid $5,000 per-week for 19 weeks. The lawsuit claims that 50 Cent breached the contract by falling over $90,000 behind in payments to the production company. Crispy Twig claims they signed on board with the belief that actor James Caan and actress Diana Rodriguez were contracted to perform in the movie, but neither artist has committed to any role, nor has a "capable director been contracted to direct the film." Crispy Twig is also suing 50 Cent for other employment opportunities they missed while working on Things Fall Apart. According to published reports, the project was supposed to being shooting in May of 2010 in Michigan, with Mario Van Peebles directing a script written by 50 Cent himself, along with Brian Miller. 50 Cent lost over 60 pounds for his role in Things Fall Apart, which centers around a star running back who realizes he has cancer in his senior year of college.