ThinkFilm has picked up the rights to the documentary, The Hip Hop Project.
It was brought to the company from executive producers Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah, and director Matt Ruskin. The film revolves around of Chris 'Kharma Kazi' Rolle, an abandoned and homeless New York teenager who grew up to develop an outreach program for troubled teens to help each other and express themselves through hip-hop. The Hollywood Reporter adds as Kazi and two of his students attempted to create their own album, rap entrepreneur Russell Simmons and Bruce Willis donated a recording studio to their 'Hip Hop Project.' Rapper Doug E. Fresh also makes an appearance in the chronicle of the youths' four-year struggle.
The Hip Hop Project will be released in theaters this spring.