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Run-DMC biographical film gains writer

RunDMC.jpgThe writer of Notorious, the biographical film of the rapper Notorious B.I.G., has moved over to another record breaking black musical icon, that of the trio of Run-DMC, who's song It's Tricky still booms in my car and makes it speed up with me shouting along.

Cheo Hodari Coker is set to adapt the biographical screenplay from Bill Adler's book Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-DMC - The Authorized Biography (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com).

Producer Dallas Jackson has been talking about the biographical film and reveals that it's not to highlight on the shooting of Jason Mizell aka Jam-Master Jay but on the story of the rise of the hip-hop superstars who broke through making it internationally and through many genres of music and audience.

“It's an extraordinary rags-to-riches journey that I'm eager to bring to the screen...And I'm hoping to have Run, DMC and Russell Simmons' involvement. This will be a big movie about the 1980s hip-hop movement that took over the world.”

Now that's an important part of the story from The Hollywood Reporter right there, did you catch it? They don't currently have the backing of Joseph Simmons aka Run or Darryl McDaniels aka D.M.C..

Although they have the rights to the authorised biography, they don't yet have the involvement of the remaining two members of the band, and I really do hope that they get that because it could make it a superb film with an outstanding soundtrack.

The film is currently running with the title of Tougher, but that may well change down the line. Hopefully we're going to hear some of the huge tracks like It's Tricky, It's Like That and Walk this Way as well as the lesser known songs, all of which could re-promote the band and their music.



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