Universal Pictures has bought the spec pitch from Dianne Houston on a biopic film based on the life of rapper, Missy Elliott.

Robert De Niro and partner Jane Rosenthal will produce the untitled film through their Tribeca films, along with Elliott. Writer, Dianne Houston came up with the idea and took it to Elliott, who helped with certain aspects, says Variety.

No production schedule has been set for the Missy Elliott biopic.