This legendary hip-hop group wants Ava DuVernay to direct their biopic
In the past few years, the film world has delivered up biopics on several male hip-hop legends. NWA got Straight Outta Compton; Biggie got Notorious; Tupac’s All Eyez On Me comes out in June. So it’s not that strange to wonder, where the ladies at? Hip-hop icons Salt-N-Pepa wondered the same thing.
In a new interview, the women behind “Push It” and “Let’s Talk About Sex” are gunning for their own film. And top of their list to direct it: Ava DuVernay.
Now, DuVernay has plenty of projects on her plate. Let’s not forget about A Wrinkle in Time and that Lupita Nyong’o/Rihanna buddy scammer movie. (Which, oh my god.) But while speaking to Broadly, Cheryl James (Salt) dropped this tidbit:
As for what will be the film’s focus? As James explains:
A Salt-N-Pepa female friendship hip-hop biopic under DuVernay’s masterful eye? Yeah, we’re already saving space in our calendars for it.