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Terrence Malick to Executive Produce Documentary on Late Rapper Lil Peep

Peep died in 2017 of a drug overdose

A documentary about the late rapper Lil Peep is in the works, and the project has an unlikely executive producer, the reclusive, Palme D’Or winning director of “The Tree of Life” and “The Thin Red Line,” Terrence Malick, a representative for Peep’s estate told TheWrap.

Malick will executive produce the documentary that will follow the life of Peep, and a new soundtrack album featuring previously unheard and unfinished material from the late rapper may also be included in the film. The New York Times broke the news in a profile about the rapper’s legacy, noting that Malick is a close friend of Peep’s mother Liza Womack and the Womack family.

The representative for Peep did not provide any other details about the project beyond what was mentioned in the New York Times story. Representatives for Malick did not immediately respond to comment.

Peep, real name Gustav Ahr, died at the age of 21 of an overdose from the combination of the opioid fentanyl and the anti-anxiety medication Xanax in Nov. 2017.

The Times article describes that new material from Peep could include collaborations with iLoveMakonnen and producers Diplo and Harry Fraud.

Malick most recently directed the feature “Song to Song” from 2017 with Ryan Gosling and Natalie Portman, which focused on the indie music scene.