Since his death from an accidental drug overdose last September, Mac Miller fans should be pleased to hear that a script of Miller’s life is in the works according to 2019’s Black List, which was released on Monday.
The 15th annual Blacklist revealed some of the most in-demand unreleased screenplays in Hollywood. Among the 2019 list is an unofficial biopic on Mac Miller, “Blue Slide Park.” The logline for “Blue Slide Park” reads: “After his first album topped the Billboard Charts, life was never the same for Malcolm McCormick aka Mac Miller. This is his story of music, love, success, family, and addiction.”
— The Black List (@theblcklst) December 16, 2019
According to Deadline, the script is written by Kyle Anderson and Michael Vlaim. Vlaim is known for his role on the CW’s Roswell, New Mexico as Michael Guerin. The script is adapted from the manuscript of journalist Paul Cantor’s forthcoming biography of the late rapper.
Earlier this year CJ Wallis announced the production for Miller’s documentary, but in a segment of tweets, he revealed that Miller’s family and manager Christian Clancy asked him to “hold off the project”
We tweeted our intentions to begin developing a doc on Mac over the next year. At the same time, we reached out to all those closest to him to begin the process of making it official. 1/4
— FORTYFPS PRODUCTIONS (@fortyfps) June 4, 2019
Miller passed away at the age of 26 in September 2018 from an accidental overdose of cocaine, alcohol, and fentanyl, according to a report from the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office. A year later, three men were charged with the connection to the rapper’s death.