Many iconic music stars have been subjects of successful movie biopics in recent years, and Snoop Dogg is the next one in line. After starting his own production company Death Row Pictures, the iconic rapper is joining forces with Universal for a movie about his life and legacy.
In an official statement announcing the film, Snoop Dogg said he waited a long time to put this project together because he wanted to choose the right director, the perfect writer, and the greatest movie company to partner with. He found what he was looking for in the director Allen Hughes (The Book of Eli, Broken City) and screenwriter Joe Robert Cole.
Universal has built many strong relationships with major musicians over the years, and their chairman Donna Langley said they’re humbled to create a lasting document of this singular artist.
“Snoop Dogg’s life and legacy make him one of the most exciting and influential icons in popular culture. We met with Snoop shortly after he acquired Death Row Records and had the opportunity to hear his story in his own words,” said Langley in a statement.
Universal is the perfect home for this biopic because they previously produced the acclaimed hip-hop movie Straight Outta Compton, which featured a brief appearance from Lakeith Stanfield as Snoop Dogg.