DMX To Star In Movie 'Never'

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.