Master P Dishes On Casting Queen Latifah In Forthcoming Biopic
Not too long ago, Master P shared that he's working on a biopic about his life and career. The news followed the success of N.W.A's Straight Outta Compton, and possibly the forthcoming film All Eyez On Me which depicts Tupac's rise to musical icon status. Now, fans will travel down to The Big Easy with Master P, born Percy Miller, in his upcoming motion picture.
In an interview with HipHopDX, the "Bout It, Bout It" rapper went into detail about the reel, stating that it'll cover his upbringing at the age of 5 up to his twenties when he released one of his critically-acclaimed albums, Ice Cream Man.
"This is a celebration of something bigger than me," he said. "To be able to be here and write my biopic and make sure it’s done right, taking the people that was a part of my life and them telling their story during a roundtable so that it’s gonna be a real movie that everybody can see, it’s already documented. You’ll be able to see it up close and personal."
Master P also spoke on his casting of Queen Latifah as his mother, a role that he said is dear to his heart.
"It’s a good role and I’m grateful and humbled to have someone like Queen Latifah playing an important role because it meant a lot," he said. "With me and my family—the women in my life, I loved them dearly—my mom, my grandmother. My grandfather and my dad were big influences on my life because they were strong men that was tough on me. You’re gonna see it in the movie."
The forthcoming film will reportedly debut in theaters in 2017.