HBO Prepping Dr. Dre Documentary: ‘The Defiant Ones’

HBO is prepping a four-part documentary on the the partnership between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine entitled The Defiant Ones. The movie, directed by Allen Hughes (Menace II Society), will feature in-depth interviews with the pair as well as Bono, Nas, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani and Snoop Dogg. Probing the dynamic duo’s longtime business and personal relationship, it will follow their respective paths through the music industry as solo acts and their wildly successful partnership on Aftermath Records, discovering Eminem and collaboration on the Beats Electronics headphones brand.

Looking at their massive impact on pop culture and technology — including the 2014 purchase of Beats for $3 billion by Apple — the film is slated to debut on the channel in 2017. “‘The Defiant Ones’ has everything you expect in a great story — drama and humor, tragedy and triumph,” said HBO president of programming Casey Bloys in a statement announcing the project. “Allen Hughes takes you on a journey through some of the most important flash points of popular culture, and I’m delighted that we can bring this unforgettable saga to our viewers.”


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