‘2 Live Crew’ Movie On The Way

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2 Live Crew Movie On The Way

Lionsgate is taking the story of 2 Live Crew to the big screen. According to a report, the studio has teamed up with Temple Hill to develop The Book of Luke, which will tell the story of the controversial hip-hop group. The feature will be adapted for the screen by Craig Williams from the memoir Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice and Liberty City.

The movie will focus on 2 Live Crew manager/hype-man Luther Campbell, who found himself on the other end of a copyright lawsuit related to 2 Live’s music, known for its sexually explicit content. The case made it all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of Campbell and 2 Live Crew, establishing music sampling as a form of parody, thus falling under free use.

Actor RJ Cyler will play Campbell in the film.

No additional details about the project have been released.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams