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Snoop Dogg to Star in Blues Pimp Biopic

Rapper cast as lead in 'The Legend of Fillmore Slim'

September 15, 2011 10:55 AM ET
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Snoop Dogg performs at during Electric Zoo at Randall's Island in New York City.
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Snoop Dogg has been cast in The Legend of Fillmore Slim, a biopic about the blues singer and guitarist that is set to begin production in March. The movie, largely set in the Sixties and Seventies, will follow Slim's career as both a guitarist and as a well-known pimp in San Francisco.

"This film will span decades," co-producer Alan Ames told Deadline Hollywood. "From Slim’s emergence as a musician, to his fascination with the fast life, through his years of incarceration and his redemption."

Photos: Nineties Polaroid Portraits
Though Snoop has appeared in several films over the years, this will be his first major starring role in a drama.

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