According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cheo Hodari Coker will be adapting Bill Adler's Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-DMC -- The Authorized Biography for DJ Classicz.

DJ Classicz is the urban division of Davis Entertainment.

Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-DMC -- The Authorized Biography will examine the careers of Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell. Mizell was killed in his Queens studio in 2002.

The band had such hits as "It's Like That," "It's Tricky," "My Adidas" and "Walk This Way." They came from the Queens neighborhood of Hollis and then entered the international stage with the help of future mogul Russell Simmons. Run-DMC will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 4.

"It's an extraordinary rags-to-riches journey that I'm eager to bring to the screen," DJ Classicz president Dallas Jackson states. "And I'm hoping to have Run, DMC and Russell Simmons' involvement. This will be a big movie about the 1980s hip-hop movement that took over the world."

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