Travis Scott Joins Isaac Yowman As An Executive Producer For Biopic In Memory Of The Late DJ Screw
Travis Scott will be alongside Isaac Yowman to executive produce a biopic for DJ Screw.
Reports have revealed that Columbia Pictures, a subsidiary of Sony, will be producing a feature-length scripted biopic for DJ Screw. Travis Scott, born Jacques Bermon Webster II, and famed director Isaac Yowman have been brought onto the project to executive produce the film under the leadership of Vice President Maia Eyre.
DJ Screw, born Robert Earl Davis Jr., was a Houston Hip-Hop DJ who released over 350 mixtapes and was labeled an innovator. Tomorrow (Nov. 16) will mark the 22-year memorial of DJ Screw’s death. Reportedly, he died from a codeine overdose in 2000.
DJ Screw’s sister, Michelle Wheeler, shared her thoughts about the upcoming biopic regarding her brother’s legacy. She said:
“Continuing the legacy of my brother is most important…The process honestly has been exciting. I’m like wow, we’re really about to make a movie. Nearly a dozen film directors and producers had approached us over the years, but this was the first time I actually felt fully comfortable. I’m very thankful for Sony and Travis being on this journey with us, helping keep my brother Screw’s legacy going.”
Isaac Yowman explained how the rapper’s involvement with the film came about. The director shared:
“When I went up to the LA office with my bro Earl, and the entire Cactus Jack team was there. Trav and I talked over an hour about how epic this could be… bouncing ideas.”
“The love for Screw was mutual, and he told me I had his full support. We’re both raised in Mo. City so this means that much more to have him be a part.”
Jeron Smith, who started the initial life rights deal claimed:
“This film is the ethos of what the Incubation Lab partnership stands for, pairing Isaac and Travis who are both non-traditional storytellers is what it’s all about.”
In a recent interview, Isaac was candid about the work that took place behind the project. He shared:
“There’s been so much work done over the last year. The studio and I, alongside Travis’s team, have been connecting with writers — identifying the best way to tell this story on paper. Screw is a music icon, in the South he’s like a God, so there’s a level of delicacy when tapping into his story. That noted, I’m grateful as hell to have his sister Michelle and brother Charles in my corner as a support system. I don’t know everything, and there’s so much information out there, so being able to talk to legends like Lil’ Keke, Bun B and D-Reck and get unbiased perspectives has been helpful with me navigating through the process.”
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