Netflix is in talks with Nipsey Hussle’s production company, Marathon Films, for Ava DuVernay to co-produce and possibly direct a documentary about the departed rapper. Although DuVernay has attached herself to direct, it’s unclear if she has the room in her schedule, given her commitment to helm DC Comics’ “New Gods” for Warner Bros.
According to a source at Netflix, the project is in preliminary stages and could manifest as a series.
Marathon Films announced in an Instagram post that in addition to DuVernay and her company Array, the untitled project will be executive produced by Roc Nation and Hussle’s children, Emani and Kross Asghedom “No final deal has been inked,” the post reads.
“The documentary is very important to the family and will not be fast tracked by monetary gain or commercial interest.”
Hussle was finished on March 31, 2019, at the age of 33, outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles.
Eric Holder was detained and charged and take his life two days later. Hussle won two posthumous Grammy Awards last month for rap performance and rap/sung performance.
DuVernay worked with Netflix on the documentary “13th,” which received an Oscar nomination, and on the limited series “When They See Us.”
CAA conducted an auction for the rights to the project. DuVernary is repped by CAA and attorneys Nina Shaw and Gordon Bobb. The news was first reported by last date Hollywood.
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