Russell Simmons Wants To Make A Movie About WorldStarHipHop
WorldStarHipHop is going from the web to the big screen thanks to Paramount’s Insurge Pictures and mogul Russell Simmons. Paramount bought a pitch for the urban culture site best known for its fight videos after How To Make It In America creator Ian Edelman presented it. He came up with the original pitch on the notorious site, which he plans to direct and is scripting it for Paramount’s microbudget branch.
As for now the plot is being kept under wraps and it is said to have a similar tone to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Simmons who is working on a TV version of 12 Years A Slave has come on board to produce the film along with Douglas Banks, Trevor Engelson and site founder Q Worldstar. Def Pictures, Woven, Underground, and WorldStarHipHop respectively will also be credited. They are looking to shoot the film in New York City this fall.