2 Live Crew Biopic WON’T Be Banned In The U.S.
With all these hip-hop biopics premiering such as N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ Biggie’s ‘Notorious,’ and the Tupac film ‘All Eyez On Me,’ the South is not being left out this time around. According to Deadline.com, Lionsgate is working to produce the movie ‘The Book of Luke’ featuring the wildly provocative rap group, the 2 Live Crew and their manager/hype-man Luther Campbell.
For those who don’t know, the group paved the way for fair sampling of music judged to be a parody. The Crew’s parody version of the Roy Orbison hit song ‘Oh Pretty Woman’ went to the U.S. Supreme Court before the ruling favored Campbell and the 2 Live Crew.
Craig A. Williams will be writing the script, and has chosen actor RJ Cyler to play Campbell in the film.
‘The Book of Luke’ is based on the memoir written by Uncle Luke himself, Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice and Liberty City. The movie will display the rise of the rap group, the legal troubles surrounding the case pushed all the way to the Supreme Court, and how Campbell and the 2 live Crew went from rags to riches in the late 80’s in Miami.
The other crew members have yet to be announced, but we here at TooMuchInfo are prepared to be hitting the “doo-doo brown” the entire movie!
Are you hyped about ‘The Book of Luke’?