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Netflix takes over Nipsey Hussle documentary from director Ava DuVernay

Netflix takes over Nipsey Hussle documentary from director Ava DuVernay

Just a few days after presenting a tribute to Nipsey Hussle during the Grammy Awards, director Ava DuVernay’s documentary about the deceased rapper advances on Netflix.

The untitled documentary project of the 47-year-old director about the deceased rapper (real name Ermias Joseph Asghedom) has landed according to Netflix The Hollywood Reporter.

Apple was on the right track to pick up the project at some point, but now it’s happening on Netflix.

Ava's project: just a few days after presenting a tribute to Nipsey Hussle during the Grammy Awards, director Ava DuVernay's documentary about the deceased rapper advances on Netflix

Ava’s project: just a few days after presenting a tribute to Nipsey Hussle during the Grammy Awards, director Ava DuVernay’s documentary about the deceased rapper advances on Netflix

No details have been given about the documentary project itself, what the film will get a title or when Netflix plans to release it.

The filmmaker is no stranger to the documentary format and made her feature debut with This Is the Life from 2008.

She also directed the hit Netflix documentary 13th, which was nominated for Best Documentary at the Oscars in 2017.

Director: she also directed the hit Netflix documentary 13th, which was nominated for Best Documentary at the Oscars in 2017

Director: she also directed the hit Netflix documentary 13th, which was nominated for Best Documentary at the Oscars in 2017

Director: she also directed the hit Netflix documentary 13th, which was nominated for Best Documentary at the Oscars in 2017

Hussle was shot dead on March 31, 2019 outside of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles and died at the age of only 33.

Eric Holder was arrested a few days later and charged with the murder of the rapper, and the shooting was supposed to be motivated by a personal case.

The rapper’s death sent shock waves throughout Los Angeles, with his public memorial held at Staples Center and the funeral procession that went through Los Angeles and drew thousands of people.

Deadly shot: Hussle was shot dead outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31, 2019 and died at the age of only 33

Deadly shot: Hussle was shot dead outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31, 2019 and died at the age of only 33

Deadly shot: Hussle was shot dead outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31, 2019 and died at the age of only 33

Hussle was honored at the Grammy with a moving tribute with performances by Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, Roddy Ricch, YG and John Legend.

The rapper also won two posthumous Grammy, Best Rap Performance for his song Racks in the Middle and Best Rap / Sung Performance for Higher.

The Los Angeles City Council also announced on the day of its funeral that the corner of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard will be named Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom Square in honor of the rapper.

Tribute: Hussle was honored at the Grammys with a moving tribute with performances by Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, Roddy Ricch, YG and John Legend

Tribute: Hussle was honored at the Grammys with a moving tribute with performances by Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, Roddy Ricch, YG and John Legend

Tribute: Hussle was honored at the Grammys with a moving tribute with performances by Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, Roddy Ricch, YG and John Legend

DuVernay comes from the Netflix mini series When They See Us, based on the Central Park Five case.

She is also scheduled to make the DC Comics adaptation The New Gods for Warner Bros. to direct, although it is not clear when production will start.

She also writes and directs Battle of Versailes, based on the true story of the 1973 Palace of Versailles fashion show, where French top designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Cardin compete against American newcomers Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Anne Klein and Halston.

Mini series: DuVernay comes from the Netflix mini series When They See Us, based on the Central Park Five case

Mini series: DuVernay comes from the Netflix mini series When They See Us, based on the Central Park Five case

Mini series: DuVernay comes from the Netflix mini series When They See Us, based on the Central Park Five case

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