Allen Hughes — best known for films like “Menace to Society” and “Dead Presidents” with brother Albert Hughes; known as Detroit’s own Hughes Brothers, are slated to direct a Snoop Dogg biopic. Universal Pictures just announced the development of a definitive film chronicling the life of the multi-platinum rapper, producer, songwriter turned actor and film producer.
“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.Snoop Dogg
“Snoop Dogg is one of the most internationally beloved figures in hip-hop,” Hughes said. “There’s just something about his energy that brings people of all walks of life together. Snoop Dogg, not just the artist, but the man and his brand, has transcended generations with his connection and appeal to audiences.”
Joe Robert Cole will write the screenplay, best known for co-writing Marvel’s “Black Panther” films with Ryan Coogler and Death Row Pictures’ Sara Ramaker will co-produce with Snoop Dogg and the Hughes brothers.
“I’ve been a fan of Snoop since “Deep Cover,” Cole said. “His music and the films of Allen Hughes have left an indelible mark on me over my life. What excites me most is the humanity of Snoop’s journey to international icon. Universal has proven they can guide a movie like this to something special. I’m proud to be a part of the team.”
Snoop Dogg, a 16-time Grammy Award-nominee, has been affecting rap and pop culture for more than three decades. He’s released hit albums like 1993’s “Doggystyle,” made successful ventures into film, television and recently, an animated children’s web series, “Doggyland.”