With recent hits like Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody telling the stories of iconic figures in music history, moviegoers can expect to see more biopics in the future. Now, as first reported by Deadline, legendary rapper Snoop Dogg will be getting the biopic treatment next with a new film in the works at Universal Pictures.
The studio will partner with Snoop Dogg’s newly formed Death Row Pictures to develop the feature. Notably, Menace II Society co-director Allen Hughes is already on board to helm the movie. Moreover, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever scribe Joe Robert Cole is penning the screenplay. Snoop Dogg will produce the biopic alongside Sara Ramaker (American Song Contest).
In a statement accompanying the initial report, Snoop Dogg talks about his excitement to see his story told on the big screen.
“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,” said Snoop. “It was the perfect marriage. It was holy matrimony, not holy macaroni.”
Snoop Dogg, real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., is one of the most famous people on earth. The rapper has sold over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide. Additionally, the multitalented performer touts acting roles in films like Baby Boy and, most recently, Day Shift. Up next, Snoop Dogg will star alongside Martin Lawrence in a new political drama series in the works at CBS Studios titled Game.
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