A biopic about Suge Knight is currently in development after the Death Row Records co-founder inked a deal with producer Steve Whitney and TSW films, signing over his life rights.
Not much is known about the film. However, Nick Cassavetes and Anthony Thorne are behind the script, and Steve Whitney will produce, according to a report by Deadline reported.
The former music executive, whose real name is Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight Jr., spoke with the outlet about his decision to join the project, stating that “Over the last 30 years, there has been so much talk about Compton, me, the inner cities, and Death Row — a lot of talk.”
He added, “Even when it comes to making my movie, there have been so many imposters saying they have my rights, or they got the deal — that was, and is all talk… I jumped off the porch in my neighborhood at a young age but never forgot where I came from. Most people try to ride for the hills; I made it and tried to bring as many people to the hills with me and feel that I was successful at it.”
Last year, it was reported that Knight had sold his life rights to entrepreneur and reality star Ray J, but the former music boss denied those claims.
Knight is currently incarcerated at RJ Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego after being sentenced to 28-years in prison after pleading no contest in 2018 to voluntary manslaughter in the fatal hit-and-run accident that killed Terry Carter and injured filmmaker Cle Sloan.