Chelsea star teams up with Rio Ferdinand on Brit flick

Ashley Cole is turning his hand from football to films.

The Chelsea star – who is married to Girls Aloud singer Cheryl, 25 – is to produce a new British gangster film.

Ashley, 27, is teaming up with fellow England soccer star Rio Ferdinand, 30, for the project.

Rapper 50 Cent, 33 – real name Curtis Jackson – has been lined up to play the villain in Dead Man Running, reports The Sun.

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