Russell Simmons, Paramount Team Up For ‘WorldStarHipHop’ Feature Film (There’s a TV Series Too)

Russell Simmons, Paramount Team Up For 'WorldStarHipHop' Feature Film (There's a TV Series Too)

Earlier this year, Adult Swim announced that the network had partnered with the popular video-driven website WorldStarHipHop.com to develop a new live-action comedy series inspired by "the energy and style" of the website.

The pilot will be executive produced by  site founder Q WorldStar and Devon Shepard ("House of Lies, "MadTV").

Announced this afternoon, Paramount Studios has fast-tracked a feature film inspired by WorldStarHipHop.com, which Russell Simmons has come onboard to co-produce, along with Q Worldstar, Douglas Banker, and Trevor Engelson.

A Fall shoot in New York City is eyed, with Ian Edelman, creator of HBO’s "How to Make It in America," writing the screenplay and is set to direct.

Plot details are being kept a mystery for now, although comparisons are being made to "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off."

The film will be produced under Paramount’s micro-budget (by Hollywood standards) branch, Insurge Pictures – a program the studio set up to finance 10 feature films, all made with $100,000 budgets each.

Since its launch in 2005, WorldstarHipHop.com has grown from a niche site covering hip-hop culture, news and user-generated video content, into an online juggernaut that receives over 20 million page views a day and 30 million unique visitors a month.

WorldstarHipHop.com on the web, on TV and now, in the theater.

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Comments

Billy

Russel tweets about fung shui and spirtuality something about it feel artificial like rush card is a good deal.

Daryl

Russell Simmons started cooning a long time ago, He is just keeping up his minstrel show act now. I keep saying these rich black entertainers are not about change they about keeping things the same holding on to their fake power. Of all the films he could produce he chooses to do this garbage. Chuck D was right F you Hustle Simmons.

guest

Cannot wait the kooning and misogyny to begin…Oh boy!

VannDigital.com

Russell Simmons & Paramount getting behind this movie already let me know what kinda movie this gon be

RANDOM COMMENTARY

I find it hard to believe RS doesn't know about the reputation of World Star HipHop. It would be more respectable if he teamed up with Playboy, Hustler or Penthouse. World Star encourages idiots to film themselves committing crimes, or commit crimes with the high probability of being caught on tape.

Junebug

"Hoodfights: The Movie". Can't wait.

AC

Dear God, make it stop.

Vio12

No shockers here. This is the same man who thought making a "massa sex tape" parody of Harriet Tubman would be amusing and entertaining. And I won't even give the aforementioned website any of my commentary. It's just not worth it. Safe to say, I will NOT watch anything associated with either medium.

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