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A Snoop Dogg biopic is being made, directed by Allen Hughes, co-director of Menace II Society, Useless Presidents and The Ebook of Ali.
Snoop Dogg is bringing his life story to the silver display. The West Coast icon, together with Common Footage and Dying Row Footage has enlisted filmmaker Allen Hughes to direct the forthcoming launch with a script by Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually co-writer Joe Robert Cole, per Variety.
Allen has introduced the rise of gangsta rap to screens earlier than, directing HBO’s 2017 award-winning documentary The Defiant Ones, which centered Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s partnership at Interscope. Allen can be readying upcoming five-part collection, Expensive Mama concerning the lifetime of Tupac Shakur and his mom, Afeni.
“I waited a very long time to place this challenge collectively as a result of I needed to decide on the best director, the proper author, and the best film firm I may associate with that would perceive the legacy that I’m attempting to painting on display, and the reminiscence I’m attempting to depart behind,” Snoop stated in an announcement. “It was the proper marriage. It was holy matrimony, not holy macaroni.”
“Snoop Dogg is likely one of the most internationally beloved figures in hip-hop. There’s simply one thing about his power that brings individuals of all walks of life collectively,” Hughes stated in a press assertion. “Snoop Dogg, not simply the artist, however the man and his model, has transcended generations together with his connection and enchantment to audiences. His story is so genuine and totally inspiring, and to have the chance to inform his story permits me to return to the hood 30 years after ‘Menace II Society,’ and say extra now than I may then.”
Cole, who obtained an Emmy nomination for his writing on 2016 FX collection American Crime Story: The Folks vs. OJ Simpson, says he’s been a fan of Snoop since his 1992 “Deep Cowl” collaboration with Dr. Dre.
“His music and the movies of Allen Hughes have left an indelible mark on me over my life,” Cole stated. “What excites me most is the humanity of Snoop’s journey to worldwide icon. Common has confirmed they’ll information a film like this to one thing particular. I’m proud to be part of the crew.”