It was only a matter of time. First Biggie, then Aaliyah and now Run DMC is the next in line to get a major motion picture biopic. It was just announced that Notorious writer Cheo Hodari Coker has been tapped to write the screenplay to Bill Adler’s book “Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-DMC — The Authorized Biography.” Adler was Run DMC’s former publicist.
Similar to Notorious, which was actually also written from the adaptation of a book the Coker wrote about Biggie, Tougher Than Leather (not the official movie title) will explore the rags to riches story of Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizel and how they ushered hip-hop into mainstream popular culture.
Movie will be produced by Dallas Jackson who is currently working on the remake of The Last Dragon with The RZA and Samuel L. Jackson. You know WoooHa will be following this one very closely and we will have updates on casting, release date, etc. You know we got the hip-hop movie angle covered!
What actors would you like to see cast as Run DMC?