Los Angeles, CA – Netflix are in talks with the late Nipsey Hussle‘s Marathon Films to stream an Ava DuVernay-directed documentary about the rapper, according to Deadline.
Despite reports of a bidding war, J Stone – an artist under Hussle’s label All Money In – made clear Instagram that “no final deal has been inked.” He did confirm Oscar-nominated Duvernay’s possible involvement, however, and that the film will be executive produced by Roc Nation and Hussle’s two children, Emani and Kross Asghedom.
J Stone emphasized the importance of the film for the family, adding that it “will not be fast tracked by monetary gain and/or commercial interest.”
A fan of Nipsey’s music, Duvernay used his song “Picture Me Rollin” for the end credits of the critically-acclaimed Netflix mini-series When They See Us. The five-hour drama depicts the events around The Central Park Five’s unjust conviction for a rape they didn’t commit.
Duvernay’s media and production house ARRAY, founded in 2010, creates films aimed at giving a voice to the African-American narrative. She also seeks to empower women, having recently partnered with Reebok to celebrate women in film. Her last documentary was the critically acclaimed 13th, released in 2016, which earned an Oscar nomination.
While Marathon Films is keeping the spirit of Hussle alive through his children, Lauren London continues to honor his legacy, too. In January she shared a video from a shoot with Puma, featuring YG, J Stone, Pacman Da Gunman and Killa Twan of All Money In.
“It’s consistency, man,” J Stone says during the shoot. “Just keep on going and don’t let nothing stop you.”