Big Boi Talks Wanting ‘Empire’ Creator Lee Daniels To Direct OutKast Biopic


(AllHipHop News) Could OutKast be the next music act to get the biopic treatment?

One-half of the Grammy-winning Hip Hop duo spoke with HipHopDX about a possible feature film covering the Atlanta natives.

Big Boi stated:

Me and [Andre 3000] just spoke about it last week when I was in New York. I think he might have been taking a couple meetings talking to people and then I got a couple of people in mind that I’ma talk to, one of them being Lee Daniels who I just did the TV show Star with so yeah all that’s coming and we just know it’s time to do it. It’s coming!

Daniels is best known as the co-creator of the Fox drama series Empire.

The 57-year-old filmmaker also directed the movies Precious, The Paperboy, and The Butler.

When asked who he would like to play him in a biopic, Big Boi suggested one of his offspring could take on the role.

He replied:

Sh-t, I don’t know, maybe one of my sons could do it cause they look exactly like me and they know all the words to all the raps so they probably could pull it off, and they know me so I may have to do the Cube move and pick one of my sons to play me.

There are several upcoming music biopics in the works.

The life stories of Nas, Pharrell WilliamsMaster P, Bobby Brown, Faith Evans, Jodeci and Xscape are all expected to hit screens in the near future.

While Daddy Fat Sax and Three Stacks figure out creating a film about their career, fans of OutKast can be on the look out for Big Boi’s third solo album Boomiverse.