Snoop Dogg’s biopic is one step closer to completion, with director Allen Hughes confirming that the film about the rapper will begin production soon.

“That’s next. We’re starting this summer. I’m so excited,” Hughes told in an interview.

Hughes, an Emmy and Peabody award nominee whose credits include ‘Menace II Society,’ ‘Dead Presidents,’ ‘The Book of Elia,’ and ‘The Defiant Ones,’ will direct the untitled Snoop Dogg biography.

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The Universal picture, announced in November, is the first feature produced by Death Row Pictures following Snoop Dogg’s takeover of Death Row Records in 2022.

“He surprised me with that biopic,” Hughes said of signing on to the film, which is billed as the “definitive” take on Snoop’s life and career.

“I can’t wait to go back to the hood, and do a hood story that becomes inspirational. That’s what I get from him.”

Turning around to look at the rapper, who was posing for photographers outside the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles with his wife Shante Broadus and their sons Cordell and Corde, Hughes continued, “Who’s more beloved than him in the world? He’s got such a special energy and I can’t wait to do it.”

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But who’s playing Snoop Dogg? “That’s the million dollar question,” Hughes added, joking, “It’ll probably be a Brit.”

Snoop also expressed his excitement for the film, which is being written by Joe Robert Cole, co-writer of both ‘Black Panther‘ flicks.

“With the biopic, I’m looking forward to people seeing this right here, this love story,” Snoop Dogg said to Variety, hugging his wife Broadus closely. “To see the love that I have for my music career, the people that have inspired me to love, just watching it all unfold. Coming to a theatre near you.”

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