Rapper Snoop Dogg has been cast to play legendary blues musician Fillmore Slim in an upcoming biopic – titled The Legend of Fillmore Slim – about the aging performer. Silm started as a musician in the 1950s, but was lured away from upright society and became a very prominent pimp in the 1960s and 70s. He was eventually jailed and then began to reform his life and returned to playing blues. He continues to tour to this day, despite being in his 70s.
Snoop’s life does bear a sort of resemblance to Slim’s, so this could turn out to be a pretty interesting movie! Pre-production is set to begin in December and filming in March of 2012.[Via Collider]