Just in case you can’t get enough of ratchet videos on WorldStarHipHop, the popular website is now headed to the big screen.
According to Deadline, Paramount Insurge is the studio behind the film, and Russell Simmons will take the helm as producer, along with the site’s founder, Q Worldstar. The idea of the film was pitched by Ian Edelman, creator of the popular, yet canceled, HBO series How to Make It in America.
WorldStarHipHop, founded in 2005, is a breeding ground for viral videos that include fights, parents whooping their kids and your run-of-the-mill degenerate behavior that can be found on the Internet.
One has to wonder what Hollywood has in store for the movie, which is described as “being similar to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” besides people running around screaming, “WorldStar!”
Yesha Callahan is editor of The Grapevine and a staff writer at The Root. Follow her on Twitter.