A new Snoop Dogg biopic is in the works at Universal with director Allen Hughes and wakanda forever writer Joe Robert Cole, The Hollywood Reporter shares.
The new film is the first from Snoop’s Death Row Pictures.
Hughes, along with his brother Albert, made acclaimed films like Society Threat II and dead presidents.
According THR, Snoop is “heavily” involved in the project, which was announced on Wednesday, November 9. And the new movie will incorporate music from Snoop’s legendary back catalog.
The rapper said in a statement, “I waited a long time to put this project together because I wanted to choose the right director, the perfect screenwriter, and the biggest movie company I could partner with that could understand the legacy. that I try to represent on screen, and the memory that I try to leave behind. It was the perfect marriage. It was a sacred marriage, not sacred macaroni.
Snoop, of course, shot to fame in the early ’90s as West Coast rapping grew rapidly. His partnership with producer Dr. Dre is one of the most successful musical duos in history. Snoop is a 17-time Grammy nominee and has sold over 35 million albums worldwide.
“Snoop Dogg’s life and legacy make him one of the most exciting and influential icons in popular culture. We caught up with Snoop shortly after acquiring Death Row Records and had the opportunity to ‘hear his story in his own words,” said Donna Langley, president of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. “We are honored to be able to create this singular artist’s enduring document.”
Universal released the film produced by Dr. Dre, Straight outta Comptonin 2015. It grossed over $200 million and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
“Snoop Dogg is one of the most beloved figures in hip-hop internationally. There’s just something about his energy that brings people from all walks of life together,” Hughes said of the upcoming work. “Snoop Dogg, not just the artist, but the man and his brand, has transcended generations with his connection and audience appeal. Her story is so authentic and utterly inspiring, and having the opportunity to tell her story makes me want to return to the neighborhood 30 years later. Society Threat IIand say more now than I could then.
“I’ve been a Snoop fan ever since. Deep coverage“, explains Cole. “His music and the films of Allen Hughes have left an indelible mark on me throughout my life. What excites me most is the humanity of Snoop’s journey to becoming an international icon. Universal has proven it can guide a movie like this to something special. I am proud to be part of the team. »
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