DMX will star opposite David Arquette in "Never,"
a movie based on the 1974 book "Never Die Alone," by author Donald
The crime drama centers a gangster, who in the
original rendition was known as King David, a cocaine dealer. The book focused
on King David’s exploits in the underworld.
King David is murdered, but leaves a diary to
a writer named Paul Pawlowski, who is seeking to solve David’s murder. The original
telling is based on a true story.
The movie, which will be told in a series of
flashbacks, is being produced by DMX’s Bloodline Films. Ernest Dickerson, known
for his ground breaking cinematography with Spike Lee, will direct the movie.
Dickerson also directed 1992′s "Juice,"
which starred Tupac Shakur and 2001′s "Bones," which starred Snoop
Shooting for "Never" will start next
week in Los Angeles.