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Master P to begin shooting, casting for his own biopic

The King of the South.

As we await the upcoming biopics for Tupac, Nas, and Jodeci, another project has been announced that will chronicle the life of a fellow applauded artist.

According to PR Newswire, Master P will begin shooting his very own story this summer.

Titled King of the South, the biopic will primarily be filmed in New Orleans and will follow P's story "from his very humble beginnings in one of the toughest neighborhoods in the country to making it on the Forbes top one hundred list."

Actors Queen Latifah and Wendell Pierce ("The Wire") have already committed to the project, with Shakim Compere, her Flavor Unit Entertainment co-founder, saying:

"This is a great role for Queen Latifah. Master P had an amazing story and has broken a lot of barriers in hip-hop, paving the way for artists to make real money. King of the South is a real rags to riches story where moviegoers will leave the theaters inspired."

P, himself, said:

"The timing is right for me to tell my story, 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."

As Master P is aiming for both the film to have an "authentic feel" and to "give New Orleans natives an opportunity," the biopic will begin open casting next month. Details here.

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