Filming for King of the South, a film based on the life of rapper and No Limit Records founder Percy “Master P” Miller, is scheduled to begin in New Orleans this summer.
The story will go through Master P’s life, from his beginnings in one of the “toughest neighborhoods in the country, the Calliope Projects,” to the founding of his label, No Limit Records, which went on to sell over 100 million records, Fader notes.
Queen Latifah and The Wire’s Wendell Pierce are both expected to appear in the film.
“The timing is right for me to tell my story,” Master P said in a statement. “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.”
Master P stressed that New Orleans would play a significant role in the film’s creation in order to have an “authentic” feeling.
“I believe there are so many talented actors and actresses that just need a shot,” he said.
Natives of the Big Easy are being invited to an open casting on Tuesday, April 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Gretna, Fader notes.
There’s no word yet on who will be directing the film; however, as Fader notes, Master P is a film director himself, having written and directed 2000's Hot Boyz.