CNA – Snoop Dogg is getting a big-screen biopic. Universal Pictures announced on November 9 that the studio is developing a film about Snoop Dogg’s life to be produced by the 51-year-old rapper.
The film will be written by Joe Robert Cole, who co-wrote the two Black Panther films, and directed by Allen Hughes, the filmmaker of Menace II 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.”
Universal previously turned the story of rap group NWA into the hit 2015 film Straight Outta Compton and also released the acclaimed Eminem biopic 8 Mile in 2002. Cole said 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 shortly after he acquired Death Row Records. His acquisition was announced just days before Snoop performed in the Super Bowl halftime show in February with Dr Dre, Eminem, Mary J Blige and Kendrick Lamar.