After such success with the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, a companion film that would focus on the West Coast rap collective, Death Row Records.
Previous reports said it would be titled Dogg Pound 4 Life but not anymore! It is now titled, Welcome to Death Row.
The West Coast biopic will be based on a book and documentary by S. Leigh Savidge, chronicling the careers of rappers Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Warren G., and Kurupt amid an especially violent and turbulent era in hip-hop, according to Hollywood Reporter.
Savidge, who also dealt with the creation of Straight Outta Compton, is currently shopping the film to various studios. One possible roadblock is the current lack of music licensing, but adds that Savidge was able to bring in N.W.A.’s music after beginning work on Compton, according to Hollywood Reporter.
The film’s cast or director is still unsure but it is for certain that none of the actors featured in Straight Outta Compton were expected to reprise their roles, according to TMZ.
The announcement of Welcome to Death Row means there are now three Tupac-related biopics in the works. Directors John Singleton (Poetic Justice, Boyz n the Hood) and Carl Franklin (Out of Time, House of Cards) are films about the life of the California MC, according to Hollywood Reporter.