Mona Scott Talks Missy Elliott Bio-Pic Being Produced By Actor Robert De Niro

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 "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

many others,

Elliott has also

won four Grammy Awards.