The Doggfather is set to star as the blues singer and guitarist.
Snoop Dogg will star in The Legend of Fillmore Slim, a biopic about the blue singer and guitarist.
Deadline.com reports that the rapper, who has numerous films to his name already, will perform the titular role of the artist, who was also a well-known pimp in San Francisco. He was known as “The West Coast Godfather of the Game” and “The Pope of Pimping.”
The movie will be executive produced by Shelly Liebowitz, and Alan Ames will write the screenplay with Wayne Anderson.
“This film will span decades,” said Ames, “from Slim’s emergence as a musician, to his fascination with the fast life, through his years of incarceration and his redemption.”
Slim, 77, is currently touring. Pre-production on the film begins in December.