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    Fri, 30 Jan 2009 16:04:11

    ‘Notorious’ Writer Takes on Run-DMC Project - An adaptation of the trio’s authorized biography

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    • Run-D.M.C. - SAN JOSE, CA - JULY 26: Rev. Run of hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. poses in front of McDonald's signage at McDonald's 'Get Happy' event at the 2014 BlogHer Conference on July 26, 2014 in San Jose, California.
    • Run-D.M.C. - SAN JOSE, CA - JULY 26: Attendees enjoy Rev. Run of hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. performing at McDonald's 'Get Happy' event at the 2014 BlogHer Conference on July 26, 2014 in San Jose, California.

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    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
    01.30.09



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