Netflix secured the rights after a bidding war.
Nipsey Hussle fans are in for a delight as the legend's life could soon be seen on screen. According to Deadline, Netflix has secured the streaming rights for the documentary after an intense bidding war. The documentary is believed to be co-produced by Ava DuVernay's banner ARRAY and Nipsey's production house Marathon Films.
The sensational director with Emmy-winning dramas like 'When They See Us' would return to making documentary films after a period of four years. Her latest work 'Cherish The Day' is about to launch on Oprah's outlet. Her last documentary was '13th' was about the criminal justice system, race, and mass incarceration.
The proposed feature-length documentary is believed to showcase Nipsey's life, struggles, and the impact he had had on the community but the details have not been revealed yet. The death of Nipsey Hussle last year had seen a massive outpouring of artists and fans in support of his work and his memories were honored by Grammys last month.
Ava DuVernay is not only a great filmmaker but is also the first black woman director to have secured a $100 million worth of deal with a big production house when she signed a deal with Warner Bros Television Group in late 2018. And now, we are eagerly awaiting her insightful take on a legend of our times!