Master P Announces Biopic
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:58:47
N.W.A., Tupac Shakur, and Notorious B.I.G. all already have biopics, so, logically, Percy Miller, aka Master P, is the next in line for his life to be shown on the silver screen. The film is currently titled King of the South and will tell Percy's life story starting with his childhood in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A press release states, "The film, King of the South will film primarily in New Orleans. It is important to Percy for the film to have an authentic feel and look. Keeping in the tradition of The N.W.A. story, Notorious, the story of Biggie Smalls, and Tupac's "All Eyez On Me", audience goers will experience the actual neighborhoods Percy grew up in, from his local elementary schools to the Calliope Projects."
Joining P on his look back over his trials and tribulations will be Queen Latifah and The Wire's Wendell Pierce. Latifah's partner Shakim Compere said of the role, "This is a great role for Queen Latifah, Master P had an amazing story and has broken a lot of barriers in hip-hop, paving the way for artists to make real money."
Master P explained, "The timing is right for me to tell my story, it was tough back then especially being from the South, New Orleans was the murder capital at the time. I want others to learn from my mistakes and understand my work ethic of never giving up, no matter what it may look like." He added, "I would like to give New Orleans natives an opportunity to play major roles in this film, I want the movie to have an authentic feel. I believe there are so many talented actors and actresses that just need a shot."
CP3 Film Group begins open casting for New Orleans natives on Tuesday, April 4th at 11am to 5pm in Gretna, Louisiana. Those who are interested should head to kingofthesouthmovie.com for additional information.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff