NEW YORK –
Snoop Dogg is getting a big-screen biopic.
Universal Pictures introduced Wednesday that the studio is growing a movie about Snoop Dogg’s life to be produced by the 51-year-old rapper. The movie will likely be written by Joe Robert Cole, who co-wrote the 2 “Black Panther” movies, and directed by Allen Hughes, the filmmaker of “Menace II Society.”
“I waited a very long time to place this undertaking collectively as a result of I wished to decide on the appropriate director, the proper author, and the best film firm I might accomplice with that might perceive the legacy that I’m making an attempt to characterize on display, and the recollection I’m making an attempt to go away behind,” Snoop stated in a press release. “It was the proper marriage. It was holy matrimony, not holy macaroni.”
Universal beforehand turned the story of rap group N.W.A. into the hit 2015 movie “Straight Outta Compton” and likewise launched the acclaimed Eminem biopic “8 Mile” in 2002. Cole stated the studio “has confirmed they will information a film like this to one thing particular.”
Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, stated she met with Snoop shortly after he acquired Death Row Records. His acquisition was introduced simply days earlier than Snoop carried out in the Super Bowl halftime present in February with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar.
Snoop Dogg broke via in the early `90s as a part of the West Coast rap scene as a collaborator of Dr. Dre’s. He’s bought greater than 35 million albums worldwide in his three-decade profession. He’ll produce the movie alongside with Sara Ramaker and Hughes.