Biopic based on Gucci Mane’s memoirs is in the works

A studio and production company have acquired the rights to Mane’s autobiography

Gucci Mane’s life is set to be made into a biopic, after Paramount Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have acquired the rights to his autobiography.

Erica Higgins and Brian Grazer, whose work includes 8 Mile and A Beautiful Mind, will produce the film.

The Atlanta rapper released The Autobiography of Gucci Mane in September 2017 and it became a New York Times Bestseller.

Born Radric Davis, the 37-year-old’s autobiography charts his life from his childhood in Alabama, to pioneering trap music along with his struggles with addiction and stint in prison.

The book was written during Mane’s time in Prison between 2014 and 2016, while he served time for multiple offences including carrying a concealed weapon and marijuana possession.

Mane told Vulture in 2017: “It took me going to prison to be able to sit down, write, and reflect on my life. I always knew that I was an amazing person, and I’m saying this as humbly as I can, but a lot of artists are super talented, but they’re not fascinating.

“That’s the whole thing with me. I’m like a mystique. I’m like an enigma. People are fascinated with me. That’s why I wrote the book. I want people to know the reason why people are fascinated with me. I have led a life doing things that most people have never done. That’s what separates and makes me different, and I embrace it.”

In 2017, the rapper was accosted by two animal rights activists during a meet and greet session for his autobiography. While earlier in 2017, he collaborated with Selena Gomez on her track ‘Fetish’.