Dave Franco to play Vanilla Ice in biopic of rapper's life
There has been a flurry of musical biopics over the past several years, notably Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, depicting the lives of Freddie Mercury and Elton John respectively, and it seems like that trend is set to continue with the 90s rapper Vanilla Ice.
A biopic of the 'Ice, Ice Baby' singer is currently in development with the actor Dave Franco set to play the lead role.
No stranger to films based on relatively obscure 80s/90s cult figures, Franco starred alongside his brother James in The Disaster Artist (2017), the film portraying the life of Tommy Wiseau.
"With that movie, people expected us to make a broad comedy where we make fun of Tommy Wiseau, but the more real we played it, the funnier and heartfelt it was - that's the tone we want for this one as well," Franco told Insider.
Franco mentioned that he's been in constant contact with Vanilla Ice, real name Robert Matthew Van Winkle, during the coronavirus pandemic.
"Rob is such a sweet and intelligent guy and he's been super helpful in the process of getting all the details correct and making us privy to information the public doesn't know," Franco said.
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