‘Notorious’ Writer Takes on Run-DMC Project
Fri, 30 Jan 2009 16:04:11
Fresh off his screenplay for Notorious, Cheo Hodari Coker has signed on as the writer of yet another hip-hop film: an adaptation of Bill Adler’s Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-DMC The Authorized Biography. Adler was the group’s former publicist. He’ll executive produce the Run-DMC movie.
"It's an extraordinary rags-to-riches journey that I'm eager to bring to the screen," Dallas Jackson, the president of DJ Classicz (the company that optioned the book), said in a statement. "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."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff