‘Welcome to Death Row’ Being Shopped as Sequel to ‘Straight Outta Compton’

As “Straight Outta Compton” continues its reign at the top of the box office, talks are underway for a sequel centered around Suge Knight and Death Row.
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Plans for a sequel to Straight Outta Compton look to be in motion as Welcome to Death Row is being shopped around as such.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the feature, based on the book and documentary of the same name, was pitched by the APA agency and continues the story that Straight Outta Compton started.

Although a sequel, Welcome to Death Row will obviously shine a light on the label that Suge Knight and Dr. Dre co-founded as well as other characters from Straight Outta Compton, such as Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur.

The other connection to Straight Out of Compton is one of the movie’s writer S. Leigh Savidge, who also penned the Welcome to Death Row book.

During their prime days, Death Row boasted an all-star roster of artists that included Dre, Snoop, The Lady of Rage, Tha Dogg Pound and Nate Dogg.

Even when Dre left the label after things went sour, as shown in the Straight Outta Compton film, the label still enjoyed success with Shakur until his death in 1996.

News of the Welcome to Death Row film comes as Straight Outta Compton continues its rule at the top of the box office with more than $100 million made in less than a month. As a result, the film has become the highest grossing music biopic in history.

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