[AllHipHop News] Rapper and actor Snoop Dogg will be portraying legendary blues guitarist and “the pope of pimping,”
Fillmore Slim in a biopic that will be released by Ames Universal and SRI Entertainment in late 2012 titled "The Legend of Fillmore Slim."
Aside from a number of smaller film and TV projects he has worked on, this will be Snoop’s first major movie role since 2005’s "The Tenants," which he starred in with Dylan McDermott.
Hawthorne James will direct the film from a script written by co-producer Alan Ames and Carole Parker.
"The Legend of Fillmore Slim" is currently in the pre-production stage and is set to begin filming in March.
When asked about the film, co-producer Ames explained, “This film will span decades, from Slim’s emergence as a musician, to his fascination with the fast life, through his years of incarceration and his redemption.”
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