Suge Knight, co-founder of Death Row Records, is reportedly looking to bring his life story to the small screen. TMZ reports the former label executive, who is currently incarcerated, has teamed up with brother Brian Brown for a television biopic that will follow his upbringing in Compton, his childhood desire to be a football coach and more.
Sources say the biopic will have a similar feel to Starz series BMF, which captures the rise and fall of Detroit brothers Demetrius and Terry Flenory and their Black Mafia Family drug organization.
Suge is reportedly involved in casting the director and actors for the series and is willing to bypass resemblance for acting skills, especially when casting for the role of 2Pac. Filming is reportedly set to begin this summer.
The news about Suge’s biopic plans comes roughly three years after he clarified rumors about his life rights. TMZ had reported he signed over his rights to Ray-J, giving him authority over business decisions, including the selection of possible biopics and biographies that involve him. In an audio recording obtained by The Blast, Suge later clarified he chose Ray as one of the people to handle matters for Death Row Records. He added his power of attorney, wife Toi-Lyn Kelly, would deal with movies, television and documentaries, and noted Nick Cannon will be helping with his book.
Suge is currently serving a 28-year sentence for killing Terry Carter during a hit-and-run incident on the set of Straight Outta Compton.
Death Row Records is now owned by Snoop Dogg.
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