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Biopic on rapper Gucci Mane in the works

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

"The Autobiography of Mane", a book on the life of the and trap star, is set to be made imtp a biopic.

and will produce the project for which is teaming up with Imagine Entertainment, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

The studio has retained the life rights to Mane, whose given name is Radric Delantic Davis, as well as the movie rights to the book, with the adaptation to be made via the Paramount Players arm.

is credited as the pioneer of southern sub-genre, trap The prolific artist, who made his studio album debut in 2005 with "Trap House", has released 12 studio albums and 72 mixtapes.

The book tracked his struggles with addiction, his feuds with fellow artists and his ultimate road towards redemption. He was born in poverty-stricken and was the son of a conman.

His mother moved the family to Atlanta, where fell into a lifestyle of selling dope and gang violence.

Beginning in 2014, spent nearly three years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. While incarcerated, he decided that was the only thing that could save him from a lifetime in prison and was inspired to make for the drug-infested strip club scene he was so familiar with.

He then began releasing dozen of mixtapes from prison with the help of his then-girlfriend, and collaborated with Migos and Young Thug, among other rappers.

After being released, received his first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2016, as a feature on Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles."

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 19:24 IST
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