Luther Campbell’s Book Being Made Into Film About 2 Live Crew

Luther Campbell’s The Book Of Luke: My Fight For Truth, Justice, And Liberty City is being made into a movie by Lionsgate. At the height of their popularity, 2 Live Crew’s As Nasty As They Wanna Be was labeled obscene and a shop worker was arrested for selling the album. George Lucas also sued Campbell for naming his record label Luke Skyywalker Records. The film will look at 2 Live Crews’ conflict with Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. over their parody of Roy Orbison’s “Pretty Woman”  that went all the way to the Supreme Court and was eventually resolved out of court. Newcomer RJ Cyler will portray Campbell and Craig A. Williams is writing the script. Mike Epps and Industry Entertainment are executive-producing the movie.

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