Legal Battle Delaying Tha Dogg Pound Biopic
However, Dillinger reveals the project, titled Dogg Pound 4 Life, has since suffered a major setback as he fights record label bosses over the music rights. He told TMZ, “We got a cast and we have the full project in motion it’s just that right now I’m fighting a war with eOne and Sony BMG.” Dillinger maintains he owns his own publishing, even though Death Row’s back catalog was sold to executives at eOne in 2013. Dogg Pound 4 Life is slated to star Azad Arnaud as Dillinger, Melvin Jackson, Jr. as his bandmate Kurupt, an actor known as DaDa as Tupac Shakur, and Curtis Young as his father, Dr. Dre. Another unknown, Reggie Noble, has been cast as Death Row Records founder Marion ‘Suge’ Knight. Dillinger announced plans for the film over the summer following the box office success of Straight Outta Compton, which chronicles the rise and fall of Dre and Ice Cube’s pioneering hip-hop group N.W.A.