Universal Hopes Missy Can't Miss
Studio's about to set off something more deep than a misdemeanor
Universal's convinced that Elliott's career has been worthy of a biopic and the studio has picked up a pitch from Dianne Houston ("Take the Lead").
According to Variety, the Missy film would have some high-powered producers, coming to Universal through Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal's Tribeca Films. The trade paper notes that Elliott's manager Mona Scott will also produce, but offers no hints as to whether the rapper will star in her own life story.
Born Melissa Elliott in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1971, Missy broke into the biz with the group Sista, but when their label fell apart, she turned to producing. Working alone and with childhood friend Timbaland, she wrote and produced hits for artists like Aaliyah before making her mark as a solo artist. Her successful albums include "Supa Dupa Fly" and "Miss E...So Addictive."
She's appeared in films like "Honey" and "Pootie Tang" and was the star of the UPN reality series ""The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliot."