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Queen Latifah, Wendell Pierce to Play in Master P Bio

Queen Latifah, Wendell Pierce to Play in Master P Bio

Ice Cream Man: King of The South picks up majors.

Published August 23, 2015

The upcoming rags-to-Fobes list movie about Master P has landed two Hollywood favorites. 

Queen Latfah and Wendell Pierce join the No limit solder's crew as on-screen talents.

“This is a great role for Queen Latifah. Master P has an amazing story and has broke[n] a lot of barriers in hip hop, paving the way for artists to make real money and run their own businesses in the music industry," Latfah's Flavor Unit executive Shakim Compere told AllHipHop.

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"We have so much respect for what he’s done in the game, we want to help make sure that his story is told authentically with A-list talent," Compere added. 

Master P changed the game in the late 90s with a 80/20 distribution deal. He and the rest of his No Limit Records gave a voice to the South, selling 75 million albums independently, during a time when hip hop was run by West and East coast sounds.

Pierce, of Waiting to Exhale and The Wire fame, is a New Orleans native like P, with a current TV role on a CBS's The Odd Couple

The Set It Off actress most recently appeared in the critically acclaimed and award-winning film, Bessie.

Ice Cream Man: The King of The South, P's biopic, is slated for a Spring 2016 release.

Watch a trailer for it below, and see Queen Latifah talk Bessie in the video below that.

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Written by Chay Liberté

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