Ava DuVernay to Direct New Netflix Documentary on Late Rapper Nipsey Hussle

As the hip-hop community continues to mourn the death of the late, prolific rapper Nipsey Hussle, his life and legacy will continue on in a new documentary directed by Ava DuVernay. On Monday, it was announced that DuVernay — known for her...

Ava DuVernay to Direct New Netflix Documentary on Late Rapper Nipsey Hussle

As the hip-hop community continues to mourn the death of the late, prolific rapper Nipsey Hussle, his life and legacy will continue on in a new documentary directed by Ava DuVernay.

On Monday, it was announced that DuVernay — known for her work on the Emmy-winning When They See Us, A Wrinkle in Time and Selma — has been tapped to direct and produce a feature-length documentary on Hussle for Netflix, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline reported.

A rep for DuVernay did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

The documentary will be a co-production between DuVernay’s company Array Now and Nipsey’s Marathon Films, Deadline reported.

The announcement comes after an intense bidding war that is believed to have been more than $10 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Apple and Amazon were reportedly looking to house the film before it was picked up by Netflix.

According to Deadline, Nipsey’s estate reached out to DuVernay to direct the film.

Further details on the film have not yet been released.