Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, (“Power,” “Get Rich or Die Tryin’”) has been casted as a recurring guest for the role of “Cassius Dawkins” in ABC’s midseason drama “For Life.”
FOR LIFE is a fictional serialized legal and family drama inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr. about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. The show will also, through the window of his ferocious struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems.
Cassius is tough long-term inmate who has been newly transferred to Bellmore prison. Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock) will be forced to contend with this fellow convict whose reputation precedes him. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson discovered Isaac Wright Jr., whose life the series is inspired by, in NYC and was blown away by this story. The two join Hank Steinberg (Without a Trace), Doug Robinson and Alison Greenspan as Executive Producers.