Vertical Entertainment has landed North American legal rights to “The DOC,” a documentary about a rap legend whose life and career was upended right after a near-deadly incident.
The DOC, a hip-hop lyricist and producer who wrote for NWA and Dr. Dre, was involved in a 1989 motor vehicle crash that took his voice. “The DOC,” directed Dave Caplan, picks up 30 yrs later on as he considers a dangerous experimental surgical procedures that could restore his vocal cords.
Vertical will release the motion picture in theaters in the spring of 2023, following its earth premiere at last year’s Tribeca Movie Competition.
“The DOC is an incredible expertise and visionary who aided usher the hip-hop movement into mainstream America,” Peter Jarowey, a partner at Vertical, stated in a statement. “As his amazing lifestyle is unveiled on display screen, it is like viewing the background of hip-hop unfold prior to your quite eyes as witnessed by marketplace legends who rely him as a friend, collaborator and mentor. All people wants to see this inspirational journey and we are happy to be in a position to current it this spring.”
The film incorporates footage of The DOC, as effectively as interviews with field legends together with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Ice Cube, Xzibit, Also $hort, Kurupt, Daz Dillinger, Tone Loc, Major Boy, Sir Jinx, DJ Yella, Jewell and Dr. Rock to tell the rapper’s lifestyle story and legacy in the music organization. Born Tracy Lynn Curry in 1968, the artist regarded as The DOC is also popular for co-founding Death Row Data and serving as a mentor to Snoop Dogg.
The movie is developed by The DOC, Gary Ousdahl and Caplan. Govt producers are Brent Mack and Erykah Badu. The film’s cinematographer is Thomas McCallum, the editor is Kevin Barth with songs by Kyle Townshend and audio supervision by Joel C. Large.
“One of the finest untold tales in hip-hop presents the backdrop for a male searching for his true reason in lifetime,” Mack claimed. “What DOC went via, getting rid of his voice and his identification, at the top of his fame, is unimaginable to me. How he dealt with that, and the people and songs he affected alongside the way, is an emotional rollercoaster of a trip that is equally coronary heart wrenching and inspirational.”
Jarowey and senior VP of acquisitions Tony Piantedosi negotiated the offer on behalf of Vertical with CAA Media Finance, which negotiated on behalf of the output.