Snoop Dogg is getting a big screen biopic.
Universal Pictures has announced that the studio is developing a film about the life of Snoop Dogg which will be produced by the 51-year-old rapper. The film will be written by Joe Robert Cole, who co-wrote both “Black Panther” films, and directed by “Menace II Society” filmmaker Allen Hughes.
“I waited a long time to get this project together because I wanted to choose the right director, the perfect screenwriter and the biggest movie company I could partner with who could understand the legacy I’m trying to represent to the world. ‘screen, and the memory I try to leave behind,” Snoop said in a statement. “It was the perfect marriage. It was a sacred marriage, not sacred macaroni.
Universal previously turned the NWA rap group’s story into the hit movie “Straight Outta Compton” in 2015 and also released Eminem’s acclaimed biopic “8 Mile” in 2002. Cole said the studio “proved that he could guide a movie like this to something special.”
Donna Langley, president of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, said she met Snoop shortly after acquiring Death Row Records. His acquisition was announced just days before Snoop was due to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show in February with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar.
Snoop Dogg broke through in the early 90s as part of the West Coast rap scene as a collaborator of Dr. Dre. He has sold over 35 million albums worldwide over his three-decade career. He will produce the film with Sara Ramaker and Hughes.