Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and actress La La Anthony have joined forces to produce a series that tells the story of Cyntoia Brown who was released from prison in August 2019 after serving 15 years for murder. Both Anthony and Jackson will serve as executive producers on the series titled “The Case of Cyntoia Brown”.
According to entertainment news reports, 50 Cent’s G-Unit and Film & Television Inc., has partnered with Starz to release a limited series based on the Cyntoia Brown-Long story. Along with Jackson, La La who pitched the idea to the producer, as well as Santa Sierra who will be writing the story, will serve as executive producers.
“The Case of Cyntoia Brown” is based on the book “Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System,” set to be released by Brown in October 2021. The series will shed light on how the ex-prisoner was being sex trafficked her boyfriend at the time, how she was tried as an adult at age 16 years old, and how she was sentenced to life in prison for aggravated robbery and first-degree murder.
In 2006 Cyntoia Brown was convicted of aggravated battery and first-degree murder after she killed 43-year-old Johnny Allen in self-defense in 2004. Brown was sentenced to life in prison and would have not been eligible for parole until she had served 51 years. However, thanks to her many appeals and supporters including celebrities, La La Anthony, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna, the now 33-year-old was granted clemency by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam in January 2019.
Cyntoia Brown’s story has also been told in the 2011 documentary “Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story” and on a Netflix special “Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story” in 2020.
Tamara Anderson is a freelance writer in the Chicagoland area. She has featured articles in multiple entertainment and hip-hop media outlets.