Dave Franco confirmed he’ll painting Vanilla Ice in an upcoming biopic that places a “Catastrophe Artist”-like spin on the story of the “Ice Ice Child” rapper.
The movie “To the Excessive” was originally revealed through casting discover in January 2019, however the biopic has not but began manufacturing. Nonetheless, Franco spoke for the primary time about taking part in Vanilla Ice in an interview with Insider.
Franco likened the tone of “To the Excessive” to that of “The Catastrophe Artist,” a movie directed by his brother James Franco and starring the Franco brothers because the duo liable for the beloved terrible movie “The Room.”
“With [‘The Disaster Artist’], folks anticipated us to make a broad comedy the place we make enjoyable of [‘The Room ‘director] Tommy Wiseau, however the extra actual we performed it, the funnier and heartfelt it was — that’s the tone we would like for this one as properly,” Franco advised Insider.
The movie — named after Rob “Vanilla Ice” Van Winkle’s 1990 debut album — is presently in preproduction as a result of pandemic, with Franco saying he recurrently calls the rapper. “Rob is such a candy and clever man and he’s been tremendous useful within the technique of getting all the small print appropriate and making us aware of info the general public doesn’t know,” Franco stated. “Simply speaking to him I can’t assist however take into consideration the rabbit holes I’m going to go all the way down to prepare for the function.”
In January 2019, the “To the Excessive” casting itemizing’s logline learn, “From a highschool dropout promoting automobiles in Dallas to having the primary hip-hop single to prime the Billboard charts with ‘Ice Ice Child,’ a younger Vanilla Ice struggles with stardom, extortion makes an attempt and promoting out as he makes music historical past.”
Franco’s directorial debut “The Rental” arrives this weekend through video-on-demand.