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Hollywood is making a film about WorldStarHipHop

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In case you spend most of your time online looking at cat memes, WorldStarHipHop is a popular hip-hop and video aggregating website. Though it has broken news in the past, it’s most notable for being something of a “shock site,” featuring offensive and controversial videos. (A cursory scan of today’s front page reveals a video entitled “Walking White Women Through Yale University” and the cartoon “Racist Mario”.)

Still, since controversy seems to do well with the kids these days, someone has hatched a scheme for a big-screen adaptation of the highly-trafficked website. As Deadline reports, that someone is How To Make It In America creator Ian Edelman, who pitched the idea to Parmamount’s “microbudget” (read: “low budget”) studio Insurge. Not only may Edelman serve as director, but hip-hop kingpin Russell Simmons is producing alongside Douglas Banker (BroBible founder), Trevor Engelson (License to Wed), and site founder Q Worldstar.

No word yet on a plot, but Deadline notes that it’s “described as being akin to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in tone.” Shooting is set to begin later this fall in New York City.

If you’re interested in seeing what WorldStar has to offer, check out this playlist of various clips. Or, just watch this musical number from Ferris Bueller below.

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