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Master P‘s biopic is set to start shooting this summer in New Orleans.

Percy “Master P” Miller has shared parts of his life story through his music and interviews, but we are finally getting the full scope of his rise in a new biopic.

P announced that he was working on movie about his life two years ago after the success of Straight Outta Compton. Now it looks like it is coming into fruition.

Per release:

The film, King of the South will film primarily in New Orleans. It is important to Percy for the film to have an authentic feel and look. Keeping in the tradition of The N.W.A. story, Notorious, the story of Biggie Smalls, and Tupac’s All Eyez On Me, audience goers will experience the actual neighborhoods Percy grew up in, from his local elementary schools to the Calliope Projects.

The story is very compelling and encouraging. From his very humble beginnings in one of the toughest neighborhoods in the country, The Calliope Projects, to making it on the Forbes top one hundred list. The King of the South will take you on Percy’s journey.

“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.”

The movie will reportedly have Queen Latifah playing young Percy Miller’s mother and former The Wire star Wendell Pierce will have a role in the movie as well.

Latifah’s business partner Shakim Compere adds, “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. 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.”

P holding open castings and auditions near his hometown New Orleans and Hollywood. It is preferred that the person playing him be an unknown actor.

CP3 Film Group begins open casting for New Orleans natives on Tuesday, April 4th at 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM in Gretna, Louisiana.