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Snoop Dogg says biopic of his life is in the works

Jake Massey

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Snoop Dogg says biopic of his life is in the works

A Snoop Dogg biopic is heading to the big screen.

The much-loved West Coast rapper - real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. - confirmed that a film about his life is in the pipeline, and he will produce it.

The movie will be written by Joe Robert Cole, who co-wrote the two Black Panther films, and directed by Allen Hughes, the filmmaker of Menace II Society.

Snoop will produce the film. Credit: Instagram/Snoop Dogg
Snoop will produce the film. Credit: Instagram/Snoop Dogg

"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," 51-year-old Snoop said in a statement.

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

Universal Pictures announced yesterday (Wednesday 9 November) that the film is in development and Cole said that the studio 'has proven they can guide a movie like this to something special'.

Universal previously turned the story of rap group N.W.A. into the hit 2015 film Straight Outta Compton and also released the acclaimed Eminem biopic 8 Mile in 2002.


Snoop broke through in the early Nineties as part of the West Coast rap scene, collaborating with Dr Dre.

He has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide in his three-decade career.

It's not clear yet when the film will drop (like it's hot).

Snoop's life story will be retold on the big screen. Credit: The Photo Access / Alamy Stock Photo
Snoop's life story will be retold on the big screen. Credit: The Photo Access / Alamy Stock Photo

Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, said: "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.

"We are humbled to be able to create the lasting document of this singular artist."

His acquisition of Death Row Records was announced just days before Snoop performed at the Super Bowl halftime show in February with Dr Dre, Eminem, Mary J Blige and Kendrick Lamar.


Fans hailed the performance one of the best of all time, and it seemed as though Snoop readied himself in typical fashion.

In footage shared on social media, weed advocate Snoop could be seen smoking what appeared to be a spliff as he waited to head out.

Sharing the clip to Twitter, broadcaster Rafa El Alcalde wrote: "Warming up before going on stage for the Halftime Show."

It should be noted that marijuana is legal for both medicinal and recreational use in California, where the final was played.

Featured Image Credit: @snoopdogg/ Instagram / Sipa US / Alamy

Topics: News, TV and Film, Music, Snoop Dogg, Celebrity

Jake Massey
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