Marion "Suge" Knight plans to bank off the dramatic events from his past by turning his life story into a TV series.
According to a report TMZ published on Tuesday, March 28, the Death Row Records co-founder and his brother Brian Brown aim to reveal more intimate details about his life and times in an upcoming project. The show is being compared to the likes of 50 Cent's "BMF." Knight is expected to tell his story from his early childhood growing up in Compton to his time as one of the most notorious record executives in the rap game.
Knight is currently behind bars serving out his 28-year sentence after he was found guilty of killing Terry Carter in 2015, but that hasn't stopped him from being completely involved with the process of developing the show. The 57-year-old has been selective with every aspect of the program from its directors to the talent who will portray its famous characters like 2Pac and Snoop Dogg.
Sources with knowledge of the series say Knight is being picky about the actor who will play the late Death Row artist. He prefers someone with proficient acting skills who can master 'Pac's mannerisms and style over a look-alike. Past actors who have portrayed the "California Love" rapper include Demetrius Shipp Jr. (All Eyez On Me), the late Lamont Bentley (Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story), Anthony Mackie (Notorious), Damian Bailey (Tupac: Genesis) and Marcc Rose ("Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.").
As of this report, there's no target release date for Suge Knight's bio-series, but filming for the show begins this summer.