2 Live Crew Film in the Works

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2 Live Crew is getting the big-screen treatment thanks to Lionsgate.

Via:  Bill Board

The studio is partnering with Temple Hill to develop The Book of Luke, which will tell the story of the hip-hop group that went from Miami to the Eleventh Circuit. The feature will be adapted for the screen by Craig Williams from the memoir Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice and Liberty City.

The movie will focus on 2 Live manager/hype-man Luther Campbell, who was sued for copyright infringement in a case that eventually made it to the supreme court, where a landmark ruling established that commercial parodies, such as 2 Live Crew’s “Pretty Woman,” can qualify as fair use.

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