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Biopic on German Rapper Bushido Headed to Big Screen

The rise of controversial German rap star Bushido will be explored in an upcoming biopic on the entertainer.

 

The film, titled Bushido, will be helmed by director Uli Edel and producer Bernd Eichinger.

 

Bushido marks the latest collaboration between the pair, who last worked together on the Oscar-nominated terrorism drama, The Baader Meinhof Komplex.

 

Inspired by Bushido’s best-selling autobiography, also titled Bushido, the Bushido film will chronicle the rapper’s transition from his life as a high school dropout and drug dealer to becoming one of Germany’s first successful Hip-Hop artists.

 

Bushido has won numerous awards, which include the 2006 and 2007 the MTV Europe Music Award’s best German act.

 

Despite selling more than 1.5 million albums in Germany, the rapper has come under fire from critics who have deemed his lyrics as racist, nationalist and sexist.

 

“I can’t imagine anything better than doing this film together with Bernd and Uli,” the Berlin rapper told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday (April 13). “When they asked me, it was as if Eminem had called. If anyone can make films in Germany, then it’s these two.”

 

Shooting for Bushido is scheduled to start in the summer, with plans for the film to be released in 2010.

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