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Ava DuVernay To Direct Nipsey Hussle Feature For Netflix

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The marathon will continue on streaming and in the hands of Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay.

Just one day before her new OWN series Cherish the Day debuts on Oprah Winfrey’s outlet, DuVernay has been set to direct a feature-length documentary on the late, great Nipsey Hussle for Netflix.

A co-production between DuVernay’s ARRAY banner and Hussle’s Marathon Films, the project was secured by Netflix after an intense bidding war hosted recently by CAA for its When They See Us client. The Reed Hastings-led streamer, home of DuVernay’s acclaimed 2016 documentary 13th, picked up the Nipsey film for high eight figures to beat out some deep-pocketed contenders, I hear.

DuVerney will produce and direct the Nipsey film.