*The website WorldStarHipHop – the urban culture and shock video site that draws 30 million unique visitors per month – is headed to the big screen.
Paramount Insurge, the studio’s microbudget arm, bought an original pitch from “How To Make It In America” creator Ian Edelman. He will also write the script and may direct, according to Deadline.com.
The plot is being kept under wraps but is described as being akin to “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in tone.
Russell Simmons has come aboard to produce alongside Douglas Banker, Trevor Engelson, and site founder Q Worldstar for Def Pictures, Woven, Underground, and World Star Hip Hop respectively.
Filmmakers eye a Fall shoot in New York City.