A quintet of actors have joined the upcoming film on the Juice Crew entitled “The Vapors” reports Blackfilm.
Cuba Gooding Jr. will be playing Marley Marl, rapper-actor David Banner will play Biz Markie, Evan Ross will play MC Shan, Jackie Long is Big Daddy Kane, and Idris Elba is Tyrone Williams aka Fly Ty.
Clifton Powell was previous announced as playing the part of hip hop DJ and radio host Mr. Magic, whilst Keke Palmer was just cast as rapper Roxanne Shante.
The Juice crew was formed in the mid-eighties by Queens producer Marley Marl and his label, Cold Chillin’ Records. Their signature record, “The Symphony,” helped spawn solo careers for each member.
“The Vapors” will begin filming in January 2008 and Furqaan Clover (“Queen of Media: The Wendy Williams Story”) is set to direct.