Universal Pictures is in the process of developing a film about the life of Snoop Dogg for the hip-hop superstar’s newly formed Death Row Pictures.
Allen Hughes is set to direct the biopic with Joe Robert Cole writing the script. Snopp will co-produce the movie with Hughes and Sara Ramaker.
“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.”
The picture will feature music from Snoop Dogg’s catalog.
The hip-hop legend acquired the Death Row brand earlier this year for an undisclosed sum from private equity group Blackstone-controlled MNRK Music Group.
“I wanted to be the CEO of Death Row Records and basically take over the merchandise and rerelease their music, do documentaries, and possibly do my life story,” Snoop had said late last year.
“Snoop Dogg’s life and legacy make him one of the most exciting and influential icons in popular culture,” said Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. “We met with Snoop shortly after he acquired Death Row Records and had the opportunity to hear his story in his own words. We are humbled to be able to create the lasting document of this singular artist.”
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