Program Pictures announced they’ve picked up the film rights to the story of the Black Mafia Family (BMF). LT Hutton and David Robinson are producing the film and are also producing the Tupac biopic which is set to start shooting later this year.
Commenting on the announcement, Hutton said, “We have a passion and enthusiasm in bringing Big Meech’s story to the big screen. We’re working closely with Meech and Tammy Cowins to make sure every aspect of the story is done correctly. Over the upcoming months, we’ll be working on getting a script together so we can begin filming as early as next year.”
Per the press release: Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and his drug trafficking empire known as the Black Mafia Family (BMF) gave birth and romanticized the extravagant, flamboyant lifestyle that hip-hop is known for today. Taking their mantra from the popular gangster movie Scarface, Big Meech’s life often imitated art, with multi-million dollar parties, fleets of exotic cars, and unlimited access to drugs, jewelry and weapons. During his reign, Big Meech became the highest-earning black drug lord in US history.
Source: Program Pictures
-By Rebecca Murray
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