Actor Dave Franco is said to be in line to play Vanilla Ice in a new biopic about the rapper titled To The Extreme.
“Just talking to him I can’t help but think about the rabbit holes I’m going to go down to get ready for the role,” said Franco.
The new production was originally set to begin way back in 2019 but production has not yet got underway. Franco is confident he can do a great job portraying the iconic rapper and has suggested the film’s tone will be similar to The Disaster Artist.
“With [The Disaster Artist], people expected us to make a broad comedy where we make fun of [The Room director] Tommy Wiseau, but the more real we played it, the funnier and heartfelt it was – that’s the tone we want for this one as well,” Franco told Insider.
Never one to miss an opportunity, Franco has already reached out to the rapper. “Rob is such a sweet and intelligent guy and he’s been super helpful in the process of getting all the details correct and making us privy to information the public doesn’t know,” he said.
Adding: “Just talking to him I can’t help but think about the rabbit holes I’m going to go down to get ready for the role.”
To The Extreme, is currently in pre-production due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic but we’re excited to see how it takes shape.