Queen Latifah, Wendell Pierce Join Master P Biopic
Master P has announced that his biopic, “King of the South,” will begin shooting this summer in his New Orleans hometown with Queen Latifah and “The Wire’s” Wendell Pierce committed to the project.
The movie will follow his meteoric rise in the rap game through the success of his label No Limit Records, as well as his unprecedented deal with Priority Records, and his landing on Forbes’ Top 100 list.
“The timing is right for me to tell my story,” says P, real name Percy Miller, in a press release. “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… if you believe in yourself, keep your faith in God strong and stay close to your family, you can accomplish anything.”
The role of Master P has yet to be filled. No word on how Latifah and New Orleans native Pierce will factor into the project.
Open casting for New Orleans natives will begin April 4 from 11:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Gretna, Louisiana.
Check out the Hollywood casting of “King of the South” below: