Dr. Dre Set to Produce Film Thaw
Dr. Dre appears to be busy with just about anything that is not his long-delayed album Detox.
The good doctor is set to co-produce Thaw, a horror thriller that will be released through his own Crucial Films, according to Variety. Vik Weet will be writing the script and the story will be about an “ancient evil that emerges from the rapidly melting ice in the Yukon.”
Thaw will be the first release under Crucial Films, which Dre and his partner Daniel Schnider launched back in 2007.
This is not Dre’s first time around the silver screen, but much like dropping an album, it has been a while. He appeared in the 1996 action film Set It Off and in 2001 he starred along side Snoop Dogg in the comedy The Wash, which features cameos from Ludacris and Shaquille O’Neal.
That same year, Dre had a part in Training Day which gave Denzel Washington an Academy Award for his lead in the crime drama.
The Doc has been keeping busy lately, in addition to expanding into movies, recently signing former XXL Freshman Kendrick Lamar to his Aftermath imprint.
Rick Ross has also been seen building a new friendship with legendary producer which has included studio time and Dre giving the MMG bawse a $100,000 Hublot watch for this 36th birthday earlier this year.—Nicholas Sella @NickSella