Live Crew Movie in the Works by Lionsgate

Luther Campbell and RJ Cyler

Luther Campbell and RJ Cyler

Lionsgate is reportedly working on a biopic based on Miami hip hop group, 2 Live Crew, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The musician signed the group to his own record label in the late 1980s before becoming their hype man, manager and eventually the face of 2 Live Crew.

The film will be based on the memoir Book Of Luke: My Fight For Truth, Justice And Liberty City.

2 Live Crew was best known for its 1989 album "As Nasty as They Wanna Be", which was ruled obscene by a federal judge. Craig A. Williams will be writing the script, and RJ Cyler is casted to play Campbell.

More specifically, the story follows 2 Live Crew's landmark legal battle with Roy Orbison over their sampling of his song "Pretty Woman".

The film is being described as "Straight Outta Compton" meets "The People Vs. Larry Flynt".

In addition to appearing in "Me and Earl and The Dying Girl" and "Power Rangers", Cyler now plays a large role in Brad Pitt's "War Machine", which was just released by Netflix.

Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are producing the film under the Temple Hill banner.

The studio has also joined hands with Temple Hill to make "The Book of Luke". On Friday, Lionsgate will release the Tupac movie All Eyez on Me, which is the one of the many projects that are centered around the iconic rapper.

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