Snoop Dogg Biopic in the Works from Wakanda Forever Writer, Dead Presidents Director

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Snoop Dogg is the latest rapping legend to get his own biopic. Dead Presidents director Allen Hughes will helm the new movie about Snoop’s life, with a script from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever writer, Joe Robert Cole.

“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,” said Snoop. “It was the perfect marriage. It was holy matrimony, not holy macaroni.”

The upcoming biopic will be the first film produced by Snoop’s new banner, Death Row Pictures. Additionally, Snoop is said to be heavily involved with the production, which will include music from his back catalog, and will produce the film alongside Hughes and Sara Ramaker.

“Snoop Dogg’s life and legacy makes him one of the most exciting and influential icons in popular culture,” stated chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Donna Langley. “We met with Snoop shortly after he acquired Death Row Records and had the opportunity to hear his story in his own words. We are humbled to be able to create the lasting document of this singular artist.”

Snoop Dogg shot to fame in the early ‘90s thanks to his collaboration on Dr. Dre’s solo debut single, Deep Cover. Snoop followed this up with his own first two albums, Doggystyle and The Doggfather. He’s since sold over 35 million albums worldwide and has even picked up an American Music Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and 17 nominations at the Grammys.

Of course, he’s not just known for his music and has appeared in numerous feature films, most recently starring in Netflix’s over-the-top vampire action flick, Day Shift, alongside Jamie Foxx and Dave Franco.

However, he’s perhaps best known for his roles in Training Day, and Starsky & Hutch.

Allen Hughes is perhaps best known for directing the sci-fi epic The Book of Eli as well as Broken City, while Joe Robert Cole penned the original Black Panther as well as its sequel, Wakanda Forever.

Want to read more about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever? Check out the Black Panther 2 plot from before the film was rewritten and find out why “Namor” is pronounced in different ways.


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Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for . You can follow him on Twitter.


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