Snoop Dogg has teamed with Ames Universal and SRI Entertainment to bring The Legend of Fillmore Slim to the silver screen.

The biopic revolves around the musician, who started pursuing a music career in the 1950s, but was lured away by the pimp game during the 1960s and 1970s. He was a prominent pimp in San Francisco, known by such colorful nicknames as "The West Coast Godfather of the Game" and "The Pope of Pimping." Fillmore Slim eventually returned to music in the 1980s, and is currently touring.

Hawthorne James is set to direct the biopic from a script by Ames Parker and Carole Parker.

Production begins this March.