Ava Duvernay Handpicked For Netflix’s Nipsey Hussle Documentary

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A new Ava Duvernay produced Nipsey Hussle documentary is making its way to Netflix. 

According to Deadline, Netflix acquired the doc in a eight figure deal.  Duvernay was handpicked by Nipsey’s estate due to her astounding work with 13th and When They See Us. The film is a collaborative effort between DuVernay’s ARRAY company and Nipsey’s Marathon Films.

The deal, reportedly in the tens of millions, comes almost a year after Nipsey’s murder last March outside of his Marathon Clothing Store in Los Angeles by 29-year-old Eric Holder. He has pleaded not guilty and is currently awaiting trial. 

The documentary is just one of many accolades Nip has received in recent weeks. The rapper posthumously won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance on “Racks In The Middle ” featuring protege Roddy Ricch. He was also honored during the ceremony with a touching tribute that featured Meek Mill, Dj Khaled, Kirk Franklin and more. 

Duvernay’s involvement with the doc is her latest in a string of projects, including the upcoming “Cherish the Day” for OWN Network and the HBO Max, “DMZ” pilot.

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