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Heavy D’s Street Cop Thriller in Development Nearly Five Years After his Death

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Rapper-actor Heavy D was gearing up for a cop thriller movie before his death in 2011, and the film will now see the light of day thanks to producer Gordon Bijelonic.

Shadow and Act reports the late performer wrote a script about a tenacious street cop who risks his career and personal life to bring down a drug kingpin. “Crossed” — the screenplay co-written with Avery O Williams — is based on the true story of a New York Police Department detective the star knew.

“Hev and I were at Jamie Foxx’s house during a Labor Day weekend BBQ, and we both committed to making this movie. This was supposed to be a starring vehicle for him,” long-time friend Bijelonic told Shadow and Act. “We’re thrilled to be making this movie … It’s a way to celebrate the legacy of a great man, and another way for Hev, years after his passing, to continue to take care of his daughter that he loved so much.”

As a tribute credit to Heavy D, his daughter Xea Myers will serve as the film’s executive producer.

“I knew my dad wanted to be a writer and an actor,” Myers told Variety. “And I’m so happy this [“Crossed”] will happen for him now because he deserves it.”

Bijelonic is currently putting the film together, looking to get the artists’ long-time supporters and friends in filmmaking and acting positions. But Heavy D, who starred in 2005’s “Hitch” and Ice Cube’s executive-produced TV series, “Are We There Yet?,” was supposed to play the lead character. Williams told Shadow and Act there were offers to get “Crossed” completed, but “we held back because this was meant to be Hev’s leading role. He dropped weight, got buffed, and even starred in a play, all in preparation.”

The actor, whose birthday was May 24, died of a pulmonary embolism five years ago. He would have been 49 this year.

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