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Suge Knight Inks New Deal For His ‘Life Rights’ to Producer to Make New Biopic

Hip-hop mogul and current resident of San Diego’s RJ Donovan Correctional Facility Suge Knight reportedly has just made a deal to have his life story told by producer Steve Whitney and his company TSW Films.  

Now the man behind the 2005 remake of “The Amityville Horror” film is enlisting Nick Cassavetes and Anthony Thorne to write the script, unfolding the life of the Death Row records co-founder, who is serving time for voluntary manslaughter.

Death Row Records co-founder, Marion “Suge” Knight, appears at a pretrial court hearing on May 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. – Knight is charged with several crimes, including attempted murder and hit-and-run for allegedly ramming his pickup truck into two men, killing one of them, after a dispute on the set of the movie “Straight Outta Compton.” (Photo by DAVID MCNEW / AFP) (Photo credit should read DAVID MCNEW/AFP via Getty Images)

According to Deadline, Whitney has focused a lot of his career on the retelling of people’s stories for the big screen. In his film “One Chance,” starring James Corden and produced with Simon Cowell, he chronicled the life of Paul Potts, the extraordinary Britain’s Got Talent winner who captured the hearts of the world in the franchise’s first season in 2007.

Now the producer is shifting his attention to Marion “Suge” Knight, one of rap music’s most powerful figures.

Whitney shared why he believed the Blood gang member would make an interesting story, “During the golden era of rap and hip hop, all roads led through Suge Knight. That era helped define a new brand of music and culture that changed the world.”

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