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Dave Franco Will Play a Young Vanilla Ice In A New Movie

Dave Franco Will Play a Young Vanilla Ice In A New Movie

Dave Franco is stepping into the role of a rapper in a new movie.

The 35-year-old actor and filmmaker will be playing Vanilla Ice in an upcoming flick, titled To The Extreme.

Dave spoke to Insider about his upcoming role in the biopic, saying that “we have been in development for a while but we are inching closer and closer to preproduction.”

He adds that the movie will be much like The Disaster Artist, which was directed by Dave‘s brother, James.

“With [The Disaster Artist], people expected us to make a broad comedy where we make fun of [The Room director] Tommy Wiseau, but the more real we played it, the funnier and heartfelt it was — that’s the tone we want for this one as well,” he shared.

Dave also spoke about speaking to Vanilla Ice – whose real name is Rob Van Winkle – regularly about the movie.

“Rob is such a sweet and intelligent guy and he’s been super helpful in the process of getting all the details correct and making us privy to information the public doesn’t know,” he shared. “Just talking to him I can’t help but think about the rabbit holes I’m going to go down to get ready for the role.”

The logline for the movie reads: 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.

Just recently, Vanilla Ice ran into some controversy when he decided to do this during the pandemic.

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