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Universal Reportedly Considering Def Jam Biopic With Michael B. Jordan, Jonah Hill

Jordan would play Russell Simmons and Hill would star as Rick Rubin

Following the runaway success of N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, Universal is reportedly looking to cash in on the hip-hop biopic formula again with a film about Def Jam records. According to Deadline, that movie would be based on Russell Simmons and Nelson George’s book about the label Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money, + God, and would star Michael B. Jordan as Simmons and Jonah Hill as the label’s famous producer Rick Rubin. No deals have been finalized with either actor.


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