Image Entertainment acquired USA rights to All Things Fall Apart (formerly known as Things Fall Apart), last year, the inspirational sports drama directed by Mario Van Peebles and starring Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Ray Liotta, Lynn Whitfield, and Tracey Heggins, with plans to release it in theaters in early 2012, followed by a home video release.
Soon after that news, the film aired on BET, after it screened at the Urbanworld Film Festival last fall, and was eventually shuffled on to Blu-ray/DVD earlier this year.
Fiddy reportedly lost 54 pounds in preparation for his role in the movie in which he plays a promising professional football player prospect in his senior year in college, whose career is challenged after he discovers that he has cancer – hence the drastic weight-loss. Some family drama, familiar tragic circumstances, self-actualization leading to redemption, all ensue.
I just learned that the film is now streaming on Netflix. So if you’re one of the several million Americans with Netflix streaming accounts, and you haven’t seen the film, and you’re curious, now’s your chance to see it… you’re just a few clicks away. I’m watching it right now actually, since I never did see it.