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Jonah Hill & Michael B. Jordan to Star In Def Jam Biopic?

Jonah Hill & Michael B. Jordan to Star In Def Jam Biopic?

By Andy B.

Following the huge commercial and critical success of Straight Outta Compton, it looks like there might be another major hip-hop biopic in the works, this time telling the tale of an East Coast powerhouse.

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According to Deadline, Universal Studios (who distributed the aforementioned N.W.A movie) are considering producing a film on the legendary Def Jam Recordings, with Jonah Hill and Creed star Michael B. Jordan tipped for the roles of Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons, respectively.

The picture, if given the green light, will be based on Simmons’ 2002 memoir Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money, + God (co-written by veteran rap journo Nelson George), particularly focusing on the early rise of Def Jam and hip-hop’s surging popularity in the late ’80s.

Can you see Jonah Hill and Michael B. Jordan as a young Rick and Rush?

 

Related: Where Def Jam Was Born: Watch Rick Rubin Return to His NYU Dorm Room

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