Three gritty urban dramas starring Terrence Howard.
Kicking off the set is revenge thriller FOUR BROTHERS, in which four streetwise brothers return to their old Detroit neighbourhood to avenge the killing of their beloved foster mother. Director John Singleton ably blends his action skills and his gift for capturing the warm heart at the centre of violent urban masculinity. Stars Mark Wahlberg (THE ITALIAN JOB) and Terrence Howard
(HUSTLE & FLOW). Rags-to-bling drama HUSTLE & FLOW follows the fate of DJay (Terrence Howard in an Oscar-winning turn), a drug-dealing, misogynistic pimp who's dissatisfied with his lifestyle. A chance encounter with an old school friend reignites his musical aspirations, and he sets about recording a demo. Everyday struggles of life in the ghetto are revealed through Craig Brewer's powerful but sensitive direction.
GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' sees Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson giving fellow rapper Eminem (8 MILE) a run for his money, by starring in a movie based on his own life story. A quiet young man, Marcus goes off the rails when his loving mother is brutally murdered in an apparent drug deal gone wrong. But turning his back on a life of crime--in order to fulfil his lifelong dream of becoming a rapper--isn't easy, as his chequered past refuses to let go. Photographed with a gritty tenderness by Declan Quinn and featuring another scene-stealing turn from Terrence Howard, GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' is equal parts social commentary, crime thriller, and heartfelt drama.