Hip hop star/actor/producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has signed a development deal with attorney Isaac Wright, Jr. to bring his compelling story to television. Wright is a former break-dancer with Uptown Express, a dance collective that ended up becoming finalists on “Star Search.” In the early 1990s, Wright was charged with running one of the largest drug distribution networks in the New York, New Jersey metropolitan areas. In 1991, Wright was convicted under New Jersey’s drug kingpin law and was sentenced to life in prison.
While in prison, Wright studied the law and oversaw his own appeal. Things turned in his favor during the cross-examination of veteran police detective James Dugan during an evidentiary hearing in 1996, where Wright convinced Dugan to break the code of silence and confess to police misconduct in his case. Dugan’s confession opened revelations of wide and systematic misconduct and cover-up in Wright’s case, pointing the finger in his case specifically at Somerset County’s head prosecutor Nicholas L. Bissell, Jr.