Def Jam biopic rumored in the works

Straight Outta Compton‘s success has made the history of hip hop a wild wild west to see what will be next.

New on the rumor mill is that Universal is looking to produce a biopic on the birth of Def Jam Records, centering upon Russell Simmons (played by Michael B. Jordan) and Rick Rubin (by Jonah Hill), and based on the 2002 book, Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money, + God, co-written by Russell Simmons and Nelson George.

Hollywood should take caution though… if it’s not as quality and/or feels like a rush job, it will flop. I hope that happens as hip hop’s history gets documented in this way these next couple years…

h/t Complex via Deadline