Many studio executives and production company top brass have been more than a little interested in acquiring the rights to a certain true-story film about two of the most infamous criminal brothers in American History. But none other than five-time Grammy Awards nominee Akon owns the rights to the film. This hot commodity has been the buzz of the hip-hop world, and after a very popular rapper made a reference to the story, everyone seemed interested in making a movie about the two "Brothers In Crime", but they couldn't, due to Akon having sole ownership of the film rights.
Now Akon has partnered with influential film and television producer JoJo Ryder of Untouchable J Productions to make this project a reality. Ryder brings his expertise and resources to the table, being able to personally interview family members and associates of the criminal team, gather facts and information, and details about all parties involved in the true story about the two brothers and the biggest crime family in United States history.
Akon has been waiting for just the right fit in a producer for the film and JoJo Ryder was the answer. With far reaching contacts throughout the hip-hop world, JoJo Ryder was approached by Akon and entrusted with the task of compiling the compelling stories and experiences of the people who lived the real live crime drama that has Hollywood buzzing.
Details on how talent can submit for acting roles, and registration information for extras will be published on the following casting website as soon as available:
About JoJo Ryder and Untouchable J Productions
In 2003, Ryder modeled for Wilhelmina Models, and two years later landed a four episode recurring role in the ABC television series "Invasion". In 2006 JoJo created the show "Dougy," which was picked up by ABC. In that same year he formed his production company Untouchable J Productions, also known as UJP. With minor success heating up the music & television world, Ryder then secured a three-picture deal with Paramount Pictures in 2008 for his screenplay "First Glance" which will co-star himself, Dante Basco and Manny Streetz. Ryder teamed up with Ray J in 2007 to create the clothing line E.R.A.R (Everyday Rich And Ruthless). In 2008, he produced the series "For the Love of Ray J" for VH1. The series began airing in 2009 and later that year JoJo Ryder and Ray J became 50 percent owners of a night club in Las Vegas. In 2011, Ryder and boxer Shane Mosley became business partners.