Snoop Dogg biopic in the works with ‘Black Panther’ writer Joe Robert Cole
The veteran rapper is producing the project which will be directed by Allen Hughes, Menace II Society director.
The life and lyrics of Snoop Dogg will be shown on the big screen.
EW has confirmed that a biopic about the Grammy-nominated rapper is in the works at Universal Pictures, with Black Panther writer Joe Robert Cole penning the script and Menace II Society co-helmer Allen Hughes on board to direct.
Snoop, real-name Calvin Broadus Jr. will produce the project under his new Death Row Pictures. Hughes and Sara Ramaker also co-produce it. The film will feature music from Snoop’s vast collection.
” I waited a while to put this together because I wanted the right director, the best writer, and a movie company that could understand my legacy and the memories I want to leave behind. Snoop released a statement. It was the perfect marriage. It was holy matrimony, and not holy macaroni. “
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Cole added, “I’ve been a fan of Snoop since ‘Deep Cover.’ His music and Allen Hughes films have made a lasting impression on my life. The humanity of Snoop’s rise to international fame is what excites me the most. Universal has shown that they are capable of guiding a movie like this one to greatness. “
Snoop rose to prominence in the West Coast rap scene of the early ’90s and later expanded beyond music on to become an actor, investor, and entrepreneur. His stint as Super Bowl LVI halftime show headliner alongside Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and 50 Cent earned him his first Emmy win this year.
Universal previously found critical and box office success with the hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton, which depicted the rise and fall of N.W.A.
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