The story of Dr. Dre and Interscope/Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine is finally being told.
If Straight Outta Compton whet your appetite for more feature films on the history of Dr. Dre, HBO’s forthcoming The Defiant Ones documentary should be the perfect chaser. Directed by Allen Hughes – of the Hughes Brothers (Menace II Society, Dead Presidents) – The Defiant Ones tells the story of Dre and then-Interscope head Jimmy Iovine’s unlikely partnership and how it blossomed into their Beats empire.
It’s telling how respected the two are by seeing all the star power in today’s trailer. In addition to longtime Dre associates Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, we get glimpses of Bono (who somehow lovingly refers to Iovine as a “virus”), Trent Reznor, Marilyn Manson, Stevie Nicks, Nas and will.i.am.
The Defiant Ones will premiere as a four-part documentary on HBO July 9-12.