Jordan, Hill Wanted For Def Jam Film?

With “Straight Outta Compton” such a massive success for Universal Pictures, rumors quickly followed that the studio has reportedly been considering another hip hop biopic film with one possibility being a project about the formation of Def Jam Recordings.

Deadline reports that Michael B. Jordan and Jonah Hill reportedly being eyed to play Def Jam co-founders Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin in the film but no deals are in place just yet.

If the film happens, it will be based on Simmons and Nelson George’s 2002 book “Life and Def” which deals with the legendary hip hop label that defined rap in the 1980s and launched the careers of such artists as LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, EPMD, Warren G., Nate Dogg and Jay-Z.

This is in contrast to a report last month which indicated a ‘Compton’ follow-up would be about 1990s West Coast rap label Death Row Records and its most famed artists like Snoop Dogg, Kurupt and Tupac Shakur.