Suge Knight's once thriving hip-hop label Death Row Records is stepping into the world of film production. According to The Hollywood Reporter, new CEO Lara Lavi announced that her company would be gearing up production on their first feature Sons 2 the Grave this October in Toronto.
The film is set to star Tonya Lee Williams, Dorian Harewood, K.C. Collins, and young actor Cameron Miles Jones. The drama, written by Lynn Stoltz, follows Collins as a young basketball star forced back into the ghetto after two bullet wounds end his dreams of an NBA career. Lavi stated, "This film embodies what we're trying to do with Death Row, to tell human stories that don't always have happy endings, and that allow us to learn from violence and disenfranchised lives, but not glorify it."
Death Row will use their extensive back catalogue, which contains unreleased material from Snoop-Dogg and Dr. Dre, to score the film. Sons 2 the Grave should hit theaters in 2010.