Incarcerated Death Row Records co-founder Marion “Suge” Knight is aiming to turn his drama-filled life story into a TV series that goes even deeper into his infamous timeline than anything the public already knows.
Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ Hip Hop … Suge and his brother, Brian Brown, are collaborating on a TV project that begins filming this summer.
We’re told the series will have a similar feel to 50 Cent‘s hit show “BMF” … with plenty of plot time allotted to tell Suge’s pre-music industry backstory as a kid growing up in Compton who aspired to be a football coach.
Suge, who’s serving a 28-year sentence for the 2015 killing of Terry Carter, has plenty of time to oversee the project behind bars and we’re told he’s very hands-on in the process of selecting a director and actors … especially when it comes to the Tupac Shakur role.
Our sources say Suge’s putting acting chops above on-screen resemblance for whoever plays ‘Pac, and they’ve gotta capture the icon’s mannerisms and style too.
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Times have changed tenfold since Suge went away … Snoop Dogg has since acquired the rights to Death Row’s catalog and distributed the music in a $1 billion initiative with Larry Jackson — and Dr. Dre threw a party to celebrate 30 years of his “Chronic” classic’s release.
We reached out to Suge’s team for further details. We’ll let you know when we hear back!!!