FX Buys Music/Crime Drama From Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre is really leaving his mark on every facet of the industry!! The multi-award winning music producer has landed a script development deal with FX for a one-hour drama. According to Deadline.com:
“Written by Sidney Quashie, the project explores present day Los Angeles through the lenses of the music business and the crime business. Quashie and Dre will executive produce, with Daniel Schnider from Dre’s company Crucial TV and Brad Bertner co-executive producing.”
Worth an estimated $270 million, Dr. Dre is a consistent presence on Forbes‘ list of hip-hop’s wealthiest moguls. In his nearly 30 year career, the Compton, California native has produced hits for the likes of Gwen Stefani, 50 Cent, and Eminem. Dre’s eponymous line of headphones has sold hundreds of millions of units since 2007, and has spawned a number of other headphones from other celebrities, including Ludacris, Jersey Shore‘s Pauly D, and Tim McGraw. If Dre’s golden touch extends into the television game, then I’m sure this project will be a huge success!!