Music mogul Master P will star in Cinema Libre Studio’s
feature film about the Angola 3 prison inmates who were held for decades
in solitary confinement.
Master P. will play Robert King, who spent 29 years in solitary confinement
before his conviction was overturned in 2001. Cinema Libre has obtained
King’s life rights, titled the film “Angola 1, 2 & 3” and promised that a
significant percentage of the profits will go to the Angola 3 (King, Albert
Woodfox and Herman Wallace’s estate).
The film will be produced by Cinema Libre Studio and financed in
association with AGG Entertainment (Chico Brown and Tommy O’Donnell) and
China’s GAIA Studio (Lily Yang and TK Wong) with filming scheduled to begin
Aug. 15. The film will be directed by
Philippe Diaz (“The End of Poverty?” from a screenplay he wrote with King.
Master P, originally known as Percy Miller, is best known as a music
producer but has acted in a variety of movie and TV roles such as
“Hollywood Homicide.” His younger brother, Corey Miller (known by the stage
name C-Murder), is currently imprisoned in Angola on a murder charge.
“This is a very important story to me since I come from New Orleans and my
brother is fighting for his life in Angola for a crime he did not commit,”
Master P said.
“But it is also an important story for the entire African-American
community,” he added. “It has been clear for decades that these men lost
their lives to a system that persecuted them because they were black. If
they were white, this never could have happened. Their story made me
realize that many men imprisoned in Angola may be innocent for the crimes
they are accused of.”
Since his release, King has worked to draw attention to the issue of
solitary confinement and has campaigned with Amnesty International.
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