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Missy to play lead in life story
Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott won a Grammy this year for best short form music video
Hip-hop star Missy Elliott is to play the lead role in a film chronicling her life, Universal Pictures has announced.

The film, which is untitled and in the development phase, will be produced by actor Robert De Niro through his company Tribeca Films.

Elliott, 34, who has won four Grammy awards during her career, is best known for her hit Get Ur Freak On.

She has released six solo albums and produced for artists including Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson.

The musician, who was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, began her performing career with all-female singing group Sista.

She signed her first solo deal with Elektra Records on the condition that they would subsidise her own record label.

Other recording artists she has worked with include Whitney Houston and former Spice Girl Mel B.


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