“Ice Ice Baby, do do do do” Dave Franco is set to play Vanilla Ice in an upcoming biopic on 1990’s one hit wonder to be directed by his brother James Franco.
The days of having a rags to riches story to become an iconic actor or musician are now over. You can now be a one hit wonder like Rob Van Winkle aka Vanilla Ice and you have a story that can be made into a feature film.
News for a Vanilla Ice movie was broke back in 2019 and recently Insider broke the news of the recent casting . Dave Franco unearthed the news he was to play when he was promoting his debut directorial feature ‘ The Rental‘, saying …“We have been in development for a while but we are inching closer and closer to pre-production.”
There’s hope that the film maybe created in the lines of the Disaster Artist which James Franco directed and starred as Tommy Wiseau the man behind the cult 2003 film The Room. James himself also appeared in the film and he hopes the film will have the same impact for the rapper which The Disaster Artist did for Wiseau.
“With that movie, people expected us to make a broad comedy where we make fun of Tommy, but the more real we played it, the funnier and heartfelt it was.That’s the tone we want for this one as well.”
We will say Ice back in his limelight was more than an success than Wiseau.
It’s believed, the film will be called To The Extreme which was the name of the album Ice had when he had his 15 minutes of fame . The song that gave Ice his worldwide hit Ice Ice Baby which infamously had the riff from Queen‘s Under Pressure. Here’s the Synopsis for the film…
‘From a high school dropout selling cars in Dallas to having the first hip-hop single to top the Billboard charts with Ice Ice Baby, a young Vanilla Ice struggles with stardom, extortion attempts, and selling out as he makes music history.’
With Covid-19 still dangerously affecting our lives, there’s no word when To The Extreme will be starting production. For now Dave Franco is knee deep in research for the role.
There is now word on who will release The Rental in the UK and Ireland just yet.