It’s official! Gucci Mane has had one of the greatest transformations in music history. In 2006, Gucci Mane was one of the most feared rappers in the world of hip-hop. In 2016 and 2017, he released a best-selling book, had TV wedding special on BET and was featured on the Billboard chart-topping single, “Black Beatles”. What has been most impressive about his evolution is the growth of his personal brand. From being another rapper with loads of potential to become the charismatic grandfather of trap music, Gucci has recreated his career from the ground up. All of his hard work came to fruition this Friday when news broke that a biopic about the Atlanta emcee in the works.
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) January 17, 2018
Gucci teased the possibility of a movie based on the recently released book, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, with this tweet back in mid-January. However, information other than the title was hard to come by. Thanks to a report from the Hollywood Reporter on Friday afternoon, the biopic of the Atlanta based author, is far more real than an idea hatched on Twitter. While there’s no information available about casting or a release date, we do know now that Paramount Pictures and Imagine Entertainment are leading the way on this project. Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer and Eric Huggins are set to produce the film alongside executive producers, Todd Moskowitz and Radric “Gucci Mane” Davis himself.
The film is believed to address all aspects of Gucci Mane’s life including his battles with addictions, incarcerations, and rise to his success within entertainment. Fans will have to keep waiting to find out who may be playing Gucci himself. Could it be Gucci Mane playing himself? Who knows? It wouldn’t be his first acting effort. The Atlanta rapper has been featured in movies such as Spring Breakers and The Spot. Only time will tell how the film will turn out, but one thing is for certain. With this news, Gucci Mane has truly made it as an entertainment icon.