Fiddy goes to war...

Having told Total Film that he would only act in projects that really lifted his roof off, Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson must have seen something special about Irwin Winkler’s The Home Of The Brave ‘cos he’s jumped onboard to star.

The rapper-turned thesp has scribbled on the dotted line along with Jessica Biel and Christina Ricci to join Hollywood heavyweight Samuel L Jackson. The tale comes from the pen of Mark Friedman and revolves around three soldiers who struggle on civvy street after a long tour in Iraq.

Big Sam will play a doctor who tries desperately to pick up his home life only to find himself steadily coming apart.

The $12 million flick will begin shooting in Morocco next month, before switching to Washington.