Rapper C-Murder (aka C. Miller aka Corey Miller) is set to executive
produce "Dutch: the Movie," a DVD trilogy based on Dutch (Teri Woods
Publishing), a top selling ghetto novel in three parts.
Miller is collaborating with Dutch writer Kwame Teague to produce
the trilogy, the first installment of which will be released early 2006. Miller
will also produce the trilogy’s three companion soundtracks for Tru Records.
“We want to give those on the come up a chance to show
what they got,” Teague told AllHipHop.com. “And that will help us
get around a lot of the politics too, like dealing with people’s agents
and all that so we can get straight to business.”
Teague wrote the story behind Dutch while incarcerated at North
Carolina’s Pamlico Correctional Institution, where he is serving double
life for homicides he says he did not commit.
According to court papers from his trial, one of the pieces
of evidence linking Teague to the murders was a fingerprint on a mixtape cover
in the victims’ car. At the time of the murders, Teague was a mixtape
As of April 2005 "Dutch," his second book, is an Essence
Best Seller. His first book, "The Adventures of Ghetto Sam," also
received critical acclaim.
A casting call is currently being held for the film’s female
roles, which range from a beautiful sista-next-door type to multi-ethnic female
assassins to an elderly Italian woman.
The leading male roles are filled by actor/emcees from the Tru
Interested actresses should submit up to three photos with a
bio to: firstname.lastname@example.org,
or by mail to Dutch Film, PO Box 1263, Wilmington NC 28402.
The photos will appear on the film’s website www.DutchAngels.com
where Dutch fans can browse a list of the book’s female characters and
vote for which actress should play which character. “This way,”
reasons Teague, “the female casting call becomes a vehicle of promotion
for the book and the film at the same time.”
A soundtrack call is also being held, with Miller personally
selecting the final artists.
Groups and solo artists should send a bio and up to three tracks on CD that
emphasize their best talents to: Tru Records, 141 Robert E. Lee Blvd #154, New
Orleans LA 70124. Music does not have to be influenced by Dutch.
All materials are due by August 31, 2005 with independent artists
and unknown actresses encouraged to submit.
Miller is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility
of parole at Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish Correctional Center after being
convicted of the 2003 murder of 16-year-old Steve Thomas. He is still waiting
on a decision from the Supreme Court on whether or not he will get a new trial.
“I want my fans to know I’m chillin and I ain’t
letting these elements get to me, ya heard me?” Miller told AllHipHop.com.
"Shout out to my dog for life Kwame. We inspire each other to keep moving
C-Murder’s latest album The Truest $#! @ I Ever Said
debuted at #1 on the Billboard Independent Chart when it was released May 22.
Write to C-Murder at: Corey Miller #58815110, PO Box 388, Gretna
Write Kwame Teague at: Kwame Teague #0401897, 601 North 3rd
St., Bayboro NC 28515.