Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to Charley and VlasParlapanides' speculative heist script Live Bet and has attached Curtis '50 Cent'Jackson to star.

Mary Parent and Scott Stuber will produce, under their exclusive termdeal with the studio, along with Chris Lighty and 50 Cent through his G UnitFilms label.

Universal Pictures' president of production Donna Langley and vicepresident of production Scott Bernstein will oversee the project for thestudio. No plot details were available at time of writing.

50 Cent's feature credits include Get Rich Or Die Tryin' and Irwin Winkler's upcoming Iraq Wardrama Home Of The Brave.He is also attached to star in Universal's The Dance.

Vlas Parlapanides wrote Across The Sea and Everything For A Reason, which his brother Charley produced.Both are represented by the William Morris Agency.

Parent and Stuber are currently producing the romantic comedy You,Me And Dupree forUniversal, among others, which is set to open on July 14.