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A Def Jam Biopic is in the Works

They are looking to cast Jonah Hill as Rick Rubin and Michael B. Jordan as Russell Simmons.

After the successful release and positive reception of N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, it seems like other legendary hip-hop acts are hopping on the trend. On top of an alleged sequel for Straight Outta Compton on its way, Gang Starr and Wu-Tang Clan have plans to develop their own. The latest rumored project in the works is a film that details the rise of Def Jam Recordings. Reported by Deadline, the Universal movie is based on Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money, + God, a memoir written by company co-founder Russell Simmons in 2002. While everything is in early stages at the moment, they are looking to cast Jonah Hill as co-founder Rick Rubin and Michael B. Jordan as Russell. We’ll keep you updated.

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