Friday, June 24, 2011

'Tupac' Producers Acquire The Rights To 'B.M.F.' Movie


(AllHipHop News) The rise and fall of the Black Mafia Family (B.M.F.) will be chronicled in an upcoming movie it was announced today (June 23rd), by producers LT Hutton and David Robinson.

Program Pictures has acquired the motion picture rights to the story of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and his brother Terry “Southwest-T” Flenory, who headed up the drug dealing organization known as the Black Mafia Family.

Prosecutors accused the Flenory brothers of overseeing a drug empire that raked in over $270 million from the late 1980s until October of 2005, when they were sentenced to 30 years in prison each,  for their role in the drug operation.

LT Hutton and David Robinson are the producers behind the upcoming biopic "Tupac," which is slated to begin production later this year.

“We're working closely with Meech and Tammy Cowins to make sure every aspect of the story is done correctly," LT Hutton told AllHipHop.com in a statement. "Over the upcoming months, will be working on getting a script together so we can begin filming as early as next year.”

The Flenory brothers and hundreds of associates in over 10 states, were prosecuted for running the large scale cocaine and money laundering operation.

B.M.F. was active in Detroit, Columbus, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, St. Louis, Greenville and Louisville, Kentucky.

The brothers allegedly masterminded a ring that used hidden compartments and luxury vehicles in stretched limousines to transport drugs and money, while laundering the proceeds through outrageous parties, a Hip-Hop label, a luxury car business, magazines and other businesses.

In total, the DEA seized over 700 kilograms of cocaine, almost $10 million in cash and $5.7 million in assets when members were rounded up in October of 2005.

Big Meech discussed the rise of B.M.F. in an exclusive interview with AllHipHop.com from prison in December of 2010.
"Everybody wants to be a part of something, especially black folks," Big Meech told AllHipHop.com. "I can even speak for my brother on this part. We aren't violent guys, that's why are cases are nonviolent. We have had bumps and bruises and issues that come up, but we are about getting money. We grew up poverty stricken. When you grow up in a spot like Detroit that's probably one of the most poorest states in the country besides New Orleans - without a hurricane - we grow up in place like that. We took our show on the road getting money. We lived in a lot of different places and made a lot of friends that we helped along the way. The family just became big, bigger than we both expected."