According to the Hollywood Reporter, The DJ/producer and his business partner, Kevin Kusatsu, are set to executive produce the film for 20th Century Fox.
It as of now has no name, but the plot centers around three teenagers as they desperately try to get into a Diplo show and is being billed as 8 Mile meets Project X.
Kusatsu gets way more specific by adding that the film is “like Eminem and Christopher Walken at a Manchester rave.”
Oh, now I get it!
While this all may seem super odd (because it is), movie making is in Diplo’s wheelhouse.
He studied film in college and directed a documentary about Rio’s funk carioca scene. The project was released on DVD in 2010. There’s also a prophetic GQ article from last year in which the Major Lazer star announced that he’d “love to take a year off to do strictly film work.” Plus, most of the things this dude tries seem to work out for him.
So, there you have it. 8 Mile: The Rave Edition coming soon to a theater near you!
Cue EDM fans cheering or groaning.