Updated: May 11
By Kia Morgan
Streaming giant, Netflix beat out Apple and Amazon for the rights to film a documentary about the life of the late Nipsey Hussle. The bidding war ended in an eight-figure deal. Ava DuVernay will direct the documentary. No word on when the filming will begin or the release of the documentary.
A post from @themarathonclothing on Instagram says, “ Nipsey's company Marathon Films, will present his feature film documentary executive produced by RocNation and his two children Emani and Kross Asghedom. No final deal has been inked. We are currently in negotiations with Netflix for this project with Ava DuVernay, and her company ARRAY to co-produce. This documentary is very important to the family and will not be fast tracked by monetary gain and/or commercial interest. MARATHON FILMS
Nipsey who was 33. was gunned down outside his LA clothing store, the Marathon Clothing Company on March 31, 2019