If you're unfamiliar with one of the men Rick Ross thinks he is on the song "Blowin' Money Fast (BMF)," then don't worry. Program Pictures, the production company behind Antoine Fuqua's Tupac Shakur biopic, plans to explain all after acquiring the motion picture rights to make a film about Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory and the Black Mafia Family.
The gangster pic will chronicle the rise and fall of the Detroit mobster, his brother Terry Flenory, and their organization that grew into a hugely successful nationwide enterprise.
The Black Mafia Family most notedly used their illegal earnings to enter the music industry and legitimize their business. Young Jeezy is was heavily associated with the crew and was introduced to the mainstream with BMF's financial backing.
Currently, Flenory and his brother are serving up to 30 years in prison each.
This marks the third feature film project announced this year that are based on real-life stories of African-American organized crime. Nick Cassavetes signed on in February to direct a biopic about the other guy William Leonard Roberts II thinks he is, notorious 1980s drug-dealer Rick Ross. Kimberly Pierce, best known for the Oscar-winning Boys Don't Cry, will be calling the shots for a film titled The Knife. Packed by Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment for Universal Pictures, The Knife is based on the true story of a Crips gang member, whose gig as a paid FBI informant shook up the underworld, and caused its leaders to issue an official "kill all snitches" order, which, of course, put the informant's life in immediate danger.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Program Pictures have already begun writing a screenplay for the untitled B.M.F. movie and expect to start filming as early as next year.