Actor Robert De Niro
has signed on the produce a movie based on the life of rapper Missy Elliott.
De Niro's Tribeca
Films will produce the flick along with Elliott's longtime manager, Mona Scott.
Universal is distributing
the untitled movie, which will tell the Portsmouth, VA's native's life story.
As a film producer,
this is a labor of love for me as Missy's story is an amazing one that will
give her fans a side of her life that they have yet to see," Mona Scott
told AllHipHop.com. "Partnering with Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal
(Tribeca Films) gives me an opportunity to make this movie on a scale that will
appeal to a broader audience. Their track record of success affords me the leverage
at Universal to maintain the creative integrity of Missy's vision for this film.
Elliott, who has
release six solo albums during her career, has also produced hit songs for Sean
"Diddy" Combs, the late Aaliyah, Destiny's Child, SWV, 702 Ciara and
Elliott has also
won four Grammy Awards.