Commissioned by the BBC and directed by Nick Broomfield (Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, Whitney: Can I Be Me, My Father and Me, Kurt & Courtney) this hard-hitting documentary tells the story of Suge Knight, the former CEO of legendary rap music label Death Row Records, who was recently sentenced to 28 years imprisonment for manslaughter and other violent crimes not typically associated with a highly successful record executive. The film takes a look at Death Row and how L.A.’s street gang culture had come to dominate its business workings, as well as an association with corrupt LA police officers who were also gang affiliated. It would be this world of gang rivalry and dirty cops that would claim the lives of the world’s two greatest rappers: Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
From production company South Central Project Limited Last Man Standing: Suge Knight and the Murders of Biggie & Tupac is due for completion in January 2021. Ordered by Patrick Holland, Controller BBC Two and commissioned by Jan Younghusband, Head of Music TV Commissioning.
Jonathan Ford, CEO AMR comments, “This is yet another superb, cutting-edge documentary feature from Nick Broomfield which we are extremely pleased to represent on the global market. Since Suge commenced his 28-year sentence questions have been raised regarding the involvement of the LAPD in these murders. This uncompromising film comes up with new, eye-opening evidence regarding the case and reveals how the police force in LA and the city’s infamous street gangs are interlaced.”