Fox Searchlight Pictures has snagged the rights to the DMX produced film, “Never Die Alone,” an urban thriller that is currently in post-production.
The movie is based on the 1974 book of the same name, which was written by cult writer Donald Goines. DMX’s Bloodline Films and Contentfilm have lined up some heavy hitters to produce the flick.
The movie is being directed by the critically acclaimed Ernest Dickerson, who as director of photography for Spike Lee, helped Lee to shoot visually stunning movies.
Dickerson also worked on “Krush Groove,” “Do The Right Thing,” “Mo’ Better Blues,” “Jungle Fever” and “Malcolm X” and made his directorial debut with 1992′s “Juice,” which starred Tupac Shakur.
In addition to Dickerson, the film’s director of photography is Matthew Libatique, who lensed “Phone Booth” and “Requiem For A Dream.”
“Fox Searchlight is honored to work with this talented team of filmmakers to bring ‘Never Die Alone’ to audiences nationwide,” said Fox Searchlight Pictures Executive Vice President of Production Claudia Lewis. “‘Never Die Alone the kind of edgy and provocative filmmaking that Fox Searchlight is constantly seeking, and DMX is a charismatic star in a surprisingly complex role.”
DMX stars opposite David Arquette, Michael Ealy and Reagan Preston-Gomez in the thriller, which is based on a gangster (DMX), who’s witness is witnessed by an aspiring journalist (Arquette).
The rise and fall of the gangsters life is told in flashbacks through the journal he kept, which helps the journalist understand why he was murdered.