Hip-hop producer and musician Dr. Dre has appeared in a few films, such as Training Day and The Wash, and his music has been heard on at least a half-dozen soundtracks. Now he's decided to enter the movie business full force -- he's partnering with New Line to produce feature films. Dr. Dre and co-producer Phillip Atwell, under their new Crucial Films company, signed a multi-year deal to produce movies for New Line.

Dr. Dre intends to start by producing dark comedies, then wants to move into the horror film genre. (Let's hope he produces something better than Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror.) He eventually hopes to direct movies himself, citing his experience directing music videos. Music videos do seem to be a launching pad for many current feature-film directors: look at Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton (Little Miss Sunshine) or David Slade (Hard Candy). Dr. Dre has been extremely successful as a music producer -- it'll be interesting to see how he fares as a movie producer.
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