New York City rapper, producer, and actor, 50 Cent has finally revealed casting information for the upcoming BMF series. The hip-hop rapper turned producer has delivered an update on his forthcoming BMF TV series.
50 Cent took to Instagram on Wednesday, December 26th and shared details about the upcoming auditions for the new Black Mafia Family TV series for Starz.
“The First week of January the sides will go up so you can study lines. The first official casting will be in ATL Super Bowl weekend,” 50 Cent said in the Instagram post. “God bless positive vibes,” he added.
Earlier this year, 50 Cent landed a major deal with the Starz Network to develop and produce more shows following the success of Power, a current show he executive produces, which has achieved record-breaking success for the platform.
One of those upcoming projects surrounds the life and story of the notorious drug gang Black Mafia Family also known as BMF.
Last year, 50 Cent announced that he would be holding open castings for “BMF” in Detroit, St. Louis, New York, and Los Angeles. 50 Cent described what type of actors he’d be looking for, and it’s those who aren’t yet polished or discovered. Instead, he wants to find the next breakout star.
“Casting for my ‘BMF’ series will be handled differently,” he wrote on Facebook. “It will not require talent to have an agent to read for a roll. I’m gonna find some diamonds in the dirt on this one.”
About the Black Mafia Family:
The Black Mafia Family was a drug trafficking organization based in Detroit, Michigan by brothers Demetrius and Terry Flenory. By 2000, they had an established drug distribution across the United States with direct links to Mexican-based drug cartels.
BMF established two main hubs for their operations including Atlanta, Georgia and Los Angeles, California. By the early 2000s, the organization tried to legitimize themselves by entering the music business by starting BMF Entertainment. Through BMF Entertainment, they would promote artists including Fabolous and Young Jeezy and associate with high-profile artists including E40, Trina, Shawty Lo, and Jay Z.
In 2005, the Drug Enforcement Administration indicted members of the Black Mafia Family. The Flenory brothers were sentenced to 30 years in prison. Over 150 members of the organization received subsequent indictments. Prosecutors claimed the organization made over $270 million.