Travis Scott has long been inspired and a fan of the late DJ Screw, and now La Flame has a chance to help shape the Screwed Up Click leader’s legacy as Scott is on board as an executive producer for Screw’s forthcoming biopic.
Wednesday (November 16) marks 22 years since DJ Screw’s death, and per Deadline, Scott has been given an executive producer role alongside Isaac Bowman for the Houston Hip Hop dignitary’s biopic, which will be helmed by Columbia Pictures’ Vice President Maia Eyre.
“Continuing the legacy of my brother is most important… The process honestly has been exciting. I’m like wow, we’re really about to make a movie,” Screw’s sister Michelle Wheeler said in a statement.
“Nearly a dozen film directors and producers had approached us over the years, but this was the first time I actually felt fully comfortable. I’m very thankful for Sony and Travis being on this journey with us, helping keep my brother Screw’s legacy going.”
Scott’s involvement in the biopic may have been fate after Yowman ran into Trav and the Cactus Jack team at an office in Los Angeles where they discussed the chopped-and-screwed pioneer’s film project for over an hour.
“The love for Screw was mutual, and he told me I had his full support,” Yowman said. “We’re both raised in Mo. City so this means that much more to have him be a part.
“I’m grateful as hell to have his sister Michelle and brother Charles in my corner as a support system. I don’t know everything, and there’s so much information out there, so being able to talk to legends like Lil’ Keke, Bun B and D-Reck and get unbiased perspectives has been helpful with me navigating through the process.”
It still remains unclear when the Screw biopic will arrive. Travis Scott previously paid homage to Screw and other influential Houston rappers with ASTROWORLD standout “R.I.P. Screw” in 2018.
On the music side, fans are still anxiously awaiting UTOPIA‘s arrival, but Scott dished out an assist on Drake and 21 Savage‘s Her Loss and he’s reportedly expected to appear on Metro Boomin’s Heroes & Villains album on December 2.
Travis Scott is among the artists who have been paying tribute to TakeOff, after the Migos rapper (real name Kirsnik Khari Ball) was shot and killed outside a bowling alley in Houston, Texas earlier this month.
The 28-year-old was among a group of people — which also included his uncle and Migos groupmate Quavo — watching a dice game when an altercation broke out and shots were fired.
Gucci Mane, Killer Mike, Joe Budden, Lloyd Banks and Boosie Badazz were among the horde of Hip Hop figures who mourned Takeoff’s sudden passing on social media.
But as the sad news continued to sink in, more tributes poured in from the likes of Scott, Drake, Future, 21 Savage, 2 Chainz and others.
Travis Scott, who worked with Takeoff on Astroworld, posted a black-and-white photo of him and the slain rapper on his Instagram Stories along with the caption: “Forever the space cadet Forever the rocket the most humble the illest 4ever Take.”