RJ Cyler Selected To Play Luther Campbell In 2 Live Crew Biopic

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RJ Cyler Selected To Play Luther Campbell In 2 Live Crew Biopic
Posted by Wilson Morales

June 12, 2017

Source: Deadline

Deadline is reporting that RJ Cyler has been selected to play rapper Luther Campbell in a biopic about the rap group 2 Live Crew.

With Craig A. Williams writing the script, Lionsgate will produce The Book Of Luke, a drama about the provocative hip hop group 2 Live Crew and its leader Luther Campbell, whose parody version of the Roy Orbison hit song Oh Pretty Woman went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court before a landmark ruling favored Campbell and paved the way for fair use sampling for music judged to be parody.

Cyler had a breakout role as Earl in Me And Earl And The Dying Girl, and followed that by playing the Blue Ranger in Lionsgate’s Power Rangers film. He’s currently featured in the Brad Pitt film War Machine just released by Netflix. He’s currently filming White Boy Rick.

The Book of Luke is based on the memoir Book Of Luke: My Fight For Truth, Justice And Liberty City. Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are producing with John Fischer overseeing the project for Temple Hill, and Mike Epps and Industry Entertainment exec producing.


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