One of the West Coast kings of hip hop will finally have a biopic.
Universal announced on Wednesday that the company will develop a film about Snoop Dogg’s life, which will be produced by the 51-year-old rapper from Long Beach.
The film is set to be written by the co-writer of the Black Panther films, Allen Hughes. Hughes is also the filmmaker of Menace to Society.
“I waited a long time to put this project together because I wanted to choose the right director, the perfect writer, and the greatest movie company I could partner with that could understand the legacy that I’m trying to portray on screen, and the memory I’m trying to leave behind,” Snoop said in a statement.
“It was the perfect marriage. It was holy matrimony, not holy macaroni.”
The hit 2015 film Straight Outta Compton and Eminem’s 2002 biopic 8 Mile were produced by Universal, too. Cole mentioned the studio “has proven they can guide a movie like this to something special.”
Chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Donna Langley, said she met with Snoop right after he purchased Death Row Records. Snoop’s acquisition was announced days before he performed in the Super Bowl halftime show with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar in February.
Snoop Dogg came on the scene in the early 90s as a major part of the West Coast’s gangster rap scene as a collaborator of Dr Dre. In his three-decade career, he has sold more than 35 million albums.
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