50 Cent reuniting with Power star for new legal drama

Dan Seddon
·2-min read

Power's 50 Cent and La La Anthony are reuniting for a brand new limited series.

Via The Wrap, it's been confirmed that the duo will executive produce The Case of Cyntoia Brown – based on the non-fictional book Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System.

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Photo credit: Paras Griffin - Getty Images

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Cyntoia Brown Long was given a life sentence at the age of 16 for aggravated robbery and first-degree murder, though throughout she maintained this was an act of self-defence. After 15 years imprisonment, she was granted clemency and released in 2019.

President of original programming for US network Starz, Christina Davis, shared in a statement: "We're honoured to be entrusted with Cyntoia's story, which shines a light on the injustice of a system that tried and sentenced an at-risk minor as an adult when she was a victim herself of sex trafficking.

"This limited series from Curtis, La La and Santa chronicles Cyntoia's long journey to freedom and furthers our #TakeTheLead programming mandate centred on narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences."

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Photo credit: Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images

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Brown Long will consult on the project, alongside her husband. The new drama series is written by Santa Sierra (known for Power Book III and Narcos) and is expected to hit the small screen next year.

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