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.
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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