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A biopic about Snoop Dogg’s life is now in development

Rachel Lang

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A biopic about Snoop Dogg’s life is now in development

It's official: a Snoop Dogg biopic is coming.

Universal Pictures has confirmed to Deadline that they've got a film in the works that will document the life of the American hip-hop star.

The film will also be the first title to come out of Snoop’s newly-obtained production house Death Row Pictures.

Some incredible names have signed up to work on the film about the pop culture icon.

The Book of Eli's Allen Hughes will direct the Snoop Dogg film, while Black Panther: Wakanda Forever writer Joe Robert Cole will take on the script.

Snoop is set to produce alongside Hughes and Hollywood producer Sara Ramaker.

Snoop in 2017. Credit: ZUMA Press Inc / Alamy
Snoop in 2017. Credit: ZUMA Press Inc / Alamy

The hip-hop heavyweight revealed that he has been waiting for the perfect moment to launch his film.

"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," he said.

Snoop added: "It was the perfect marriage. It was holy matrimony, not holy macaroni."

The film will be the first to be released after the music icon purchased Death Row Pictures at the start of 2022.

Snoop bought the production house from MNRK Music Group for an undisclosed sum.

The hip-hop legend sat down with GQ to explain why the Death Row brand took his attention.

"I wanted to be the CEO of Death Row Records and basically take over the merchandise and re-release their music, do documentaries, and possibly do my life story,” Snoop said.

Snooooooooop. Credit: JEP Live Music / Alamy
Snooooooooop. Credit: JEP Live Music / Alamy

Well, the rap legend wasn't kidding.

It might have taken nearly a whole year, but Snoop definitely came good on that promise.

Universal chairman Donna Langley also told Deadline that the studio is excited to work with the iconic star on the film project.

"Snoop Dogg’s life and legacy make him one of the most exciting and influential icons in popular culture," Langley said.

"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."

Universal also revealed it has several other biopics about Madonna and Cher currently in the works.

Both artists are fully on board with those projects, too.

Featured Image Credit: Maximum Film / Alamy. Jennifer Graylock / Alamy.

Topics: Snoop Dogg, TV and Film, Music

Rachel Lang
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