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'Finally' Snoop Dogg's Legendary Life Story Coming To The Big Screen

The D-O-Double-G is getting a big screen biopic.

Universal Pictures announced Wednesday the studio is developing a film to bring Snoop Dogg's legendary life story to the big screen.

"What’s his name? Snoop Dooogggyyy Doooooggg. That’s right, we’re partnering with the Dogg Father himself @SnoopDogg to bring his legendary life-story to the big screen," the studio tweeted.
"Finally," the 51-year-old rapper tweeted Wednesday afternoon along side emojis of fire and a fist bump.

The film 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.

“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, whose birth name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., said in a statement. "It was the perfect marriage. It was holy matrimony, not holy macaroni.”

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.

Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, said she met with Snoop shortly after he acquired Death Row Records. His acquisition was announced just days before Snoop performed in the Super Bowl halftime show in February with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar.


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