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Snoop Dogg biopic is in development at Universal Pictures

Snoop Dogg is getting a big-screen biopic. Universal Pictures introduced Wednesday that the studio is creating a movie about Snoop Dogg’s life to be produced by the 51-year-old rapper. The movie can 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 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 stated in an announcement. “It was the perfect 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 in addition launched the acclaimed Eminem biopic 8 Mile in 2002. Cole stated the studio “has proven they can guide a movie like this to something special.”

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 within the Super Bowl halftime present in February with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar.

Snoop Dogg broke via within 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 together with Sara Ramaker and Hughes.



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