Snoop Dogg to Star in Fillmore Slim Biopic
Hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg has been pimping the rap game for nearly two decades, so it makes since that he would play the biggest legend in the pimping world. The rapper-actor has been tapped to play legendary blues guitarist-turned-pimp Fillmore Slim in a new biopic, reports AllHipHop.
The film, titled 'The Legend of Fillmore Slim,' is currently in pre-production and is scheduled to start filming in March. Filmmaker Hawthorne James will direct the movie penned by co-producer Alan Ames and Carole Parker. "This film will span decades, from Slim’s emergence as a musician, to his fascination with the fast life, through his years of incarceration and his redemption," explained Ames.
Fillmore Slim (real name Clarence Sims) was a blues musician who has toured with fellow artists Dinah Washington and guitarist B.B. King, and had a brief relationship with legendary songbird Etta James. During the 1960s and 1970s, Slim made a drastic career change and became one of the biggest pimps in San Francisco. According to urban legend, Slim had over 8,000 prostitutes working for him from coast-to-coast.
'The Legend of Fillmore Slim,' which is schedule to hit theaters in 2012, will mark Snoop Dogg's first movie role since the indie flick 'The Tenants' in 2005.