VH1 Developing Movie Version Of Dan Charna's Book "The Big Payback"
VH1 has announced that a TV adaptation of Dan Charnas' best selling book "The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip Hop" will debut this fall. Made famous for successfully revealing the ins and outs of the industry, the movie has been titled "The Breaks" and will slightly stray from the events of the book. Set in New York during the 90s, according to The Hollywood Report the plot will center around the following:
"The story centers around Nikki Jones, a brilliant recent grad who abandoned a scholarship to law school to pursue her dream of becoming a record exec. Her boyfriend, David Aaron, is the scrappy son of a legendary music producer who is unwilling to rest on his father’s laurels and notorious reputation. DeeVee is an aspiring producer on the hunt to find the next big rapper on the come-up. Nikki fast talks her way into an internship at the premier hip-hop company, Fouray Entertainment, and catches the eye of the label's infamous founder, while David struggles at the city's top R&B radio station whose celebrity DJ refuses to program real hip-hop. Meanwhile, DeeVee returns to his roots in the Fort Greene projects to scout for talent and runs into Ahm, a drug dealer with a lyrical gift whose talent could bring them all to the next level. But they will soon discover lives can be broken as