Thanks to the success of Straight Outta Compton, it’s opening doors for many others to tell their story as well. One that’s directly related is the guys over at Death Row, which we got a brief look at in SOC.
Welcome To Death Row, a documentary released in 2001 that covered the business dealings of Death Row Records and that later spawned a book, is being shopped as a movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The APA talent agency is shopping the film by S. Leigh Savidge, who wrote an early version of the Straight Outta Compton script and co-executive produced the film. The N.W.A biopic has been the #1 film at the box office for three consecutive weeks and has grossed more than $140 million at the box office.
The Welcome To Death Row film would feature several of the same people portrayed in Straight Outta Compton.
The issue, though, is the music rights aren’t included in the pitch. That’s been a major issue with the Tupac biopic, but hopefully this can be sorted out!