Gucci Mane is the next to get a biopic treatment. And no, we aren't talking like a BET or VH1 television movie either.
Paramount, alongside actor/director Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment (the folks behind Empire, Friday Night Lights, the James Brown biopic Get On Up and Eminem's 8 Mile) are teaming up for a film adaptation of The Autobiography of Gucci Mane.
The studio has the life rights to the rapper (whose real name is Radric Davis), as well as the rights to his biography. Paramount will produce the biopic under its Paramount Players arm.
Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins are producing the biopic with Man. Todd Moskowitz is executive producer.
Gucci Mane is credited as the pioneer of trap music. He has released 12 studio albums and 72 mixtapes.
His book, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, which was released last year, discussed his struggle with addition, growing up, selling drugs, gang violence and more.
Mane starred in the 2012 film, Spring Breakers, with James Franco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens.
THR first broke the news of the biopic.