From Kyle Hopkins in Anchorage --
Call it six degrees of 50 Cent.
When the rapper-turned-actor films his "Frozen Ground" role over the coming weeks in Anchorage, it won’t be the first time he’s worked with Alaskans.
Fifty’s upcoming drama “All Things Fall Apart,” about a cancer-stricken college football star, co-stars 1999 East High graduate Cedric Sanders. Sanders plays the rapper's brother, Sean.
Directed by Mario Van Peebles, the film is best known for Curtis Jackson’s dramatic weight loss for the role. The movie may see an early 2012 theatrical release, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sanders won the 2008 NAACP Theatre Award for best lead male actor in the play "A Matter of Honor." He recently appeared briefly in "The Social Network" and can be seen in this clip from Denzel Washington's "American Gangster:"
Read more about Anchorage-born Cedric Sanders here:
I emailed a publicist for Sanders, who said the young actor does not have a role in "The Frozen Ground," which begins filming soon in Anchorage with Jackson playing an ‘80s-era pimp, according to producers.