Travis Scott to Executive Produce Biopic on Late Legend DJ Screw

The longtime fan of the late hip-hop legend is expected to executive produce the feature-length scripted film for Columbia Pictures alongside Isaac Yowman.

AceShowbiz - Travis Scott (II) is indeed a die-hard fan of hip-hop legend DJ Screw. The "SICKO MODE" rapper is expected to executive produce a biopic on the late star for Columbia Pictures.

The 31-year-old rapper joins Isaac Yowman to executive produce the biopic. Columbia Pictures, a subsidiary of Sony, is producing the feature-length scripted film under the leadership of Vice President Maia Eyre.

Speaking to Deadline, DJ Screw's sister Michelle Wheeler expressed her excitement about the film, saying that "continuing the legacy of my brother is most important." She added, "The process honestly has been exciting. I'm like wow, we're really about to make a movie."

"Nearly a dozen film directors and producers had approached us over the years, but this was the first time I actually felt fully comfortable. I'm very thankful for Sony and Travis being on this journey with us, helping keep my brother Screw's legacy going," she continued. This month will mark the 22-year memorial of DJ Screw's death.

Isaac also explained how he and Travis joined forces to produce the film. "When I went up to the L.A. office with my bro Earl, and the entire Cactus Jack team was there. Trav and I talked over an hour about how epic this could be… bouncing ideas," so shared the filmmaker. "The love for Screw was mutual, and he told me I had his full support. We're both raised in Mo. City so this means that much more to have him be a part."

Jeron Smith, who ushered the initial life rights deal, added, "This film is the ethos of what the Incubation Lab partnership stands for, pairing Isaac and Travis who are both non-traditional storytellers is what it's all about."

In addition to the unique perspective of Isaac and Travis, making this film truly great requires copious amounts of research, writing and development. Isaac detailed to Deadline, "There's been so much work done over the last year. The studio and I, alongside Travis' team, have been connecting with writers…identifying the best way to tell this story on paper."

"Screw is a music icon, in the South he's like a God, so there's a level of delicacy when tapping into his story. That noted, I'm grateful as hell to have his sister Michelle and brother Charles in my corner as a support system," Isaac continued. "I don't know everything, and there's so much information out there, so being able to talk to legends like Lil' Keke, Bun B and D-Reck and get unbiased perspectives has been helpful with me navigating through the process."

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