Suge Knight has signed
on to star in a movie as himself in a movie that ironically ties into his own
real life story and focuses on the murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G.
which Stallone is writing, directing and starring in, added Knight to the cast
to give the movie a more realistic feel.
Stallone will play
Russell Poole, who broke the Rampart Scandal story and the theory that Knight
may have played a role in the murder of Shakur and B.I.G.
Stallone said that
he casted Knight to give him the opportunity to answer questions that no one
ever asked. Stallone added that Knight was doing this at the cost of his own
career, negative or positive.
Knight is currently
incarcerated for parole violations, after allegedly striking a parking valet
outside of a Hollywood area Knight club.
In real life Knight
news, a former employee went on trial this week for attempted murder, despite
authorities acknowledging that the man in question, Timothy "Timmy Roo"
McDonald never fired his gun, nor was a victim injured or even identified.
said that charges were an attempt to get him to divulge information on his former
wanted Timmy to snitch on Suge Knight, to tell lies," McDonald's mother,
Mahalia told the Los Angeles Times. "The detectives told Timmy if he didn't
play ball, they'd get him."
that the charges are based on an October incident, in which they claim they
came across a planned drive-by shooting.
they saw McDonald pointing a handgun out of the car window. Police said that
a man on the sidewalk ducked for cover, as if he was expecting to be a recipient
of the gunfire.
A driver of the
car with the ironic name of Darryl "Biggie" Small noticed the deputies
and sped away before shots were fired.
with Death Row's security detail. his older brother, Alton McDonald was gunned
down in Compton last year.