Percy Miller a.k.a. Master P is about to start filming his biopic titled “King of the South, Master P.”
According to Billboard, the movie will cover Miller’s years growing up as a poor kid in New Orleans, to becoming a rapper, successful businessman, CEO of No Limit Records, his unprecedented deal with Priority Records, and landing on Forbes’ Top 100 list.
Wendell Pierce from HBO’s “The Wire” and Academy Award nomineeQueen Latifah have already signed on for the project.
“We have so much respect for what P has done in the game, we want to help make sure that his story is told authentically with A-list talent,” says Shakim Compere, Latifah’s partner, in a press release. “This is a great role for Queen Latifah, Master P had an amazing story and has broken a lot of barriers in hip-hop, paving the way for artists to make real money. King of the South is a real rags to riches story where moviegoers will leave the theaters inspired,” continued Compere.
“The timing is right for me to tell my story, 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,” said Miller. “If you believe in yourself, keep your faith in God strong and stay close to your family, you can accomplish anything. Life is about choices, there’s no limit to your success if you work hard. I would like to give New Orleans natives an opportunity to play major roles in this film, I want the movie to have an authentic feel. I believe there are so many talented actors and actresses that just need a shot.”
CP3 Film Group begins open casting for New Orleans natives on Tuesday, April 4th at 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM in Gretna, Louisiana. For additional information go to kingofthesouthmovie.com.