*Dapper Dan — the godfather of hip-hop fashion, who dressed everyone from LL Cool J to Jay-Z — will be the subject of a big screen biopic at Sony, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Actor-comedian Jerrod Carmichael will adapt the biopic based on his upcoming memoir, due in 2019 via Random House. Set in Harlem, the feature is described as a “high-stakes coming-of-age story.”
Carmichael, best known as the creator and star of NBC’s “The Carmichael Show,” will also produce alongside Josh Bratman of Immersive Pictures. Dapper Dan and Jelani Day, his son and brand manager, are set to executive produce.
Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day is a streetwear pioneer that dressed some of the biggest New York City-based stars of the ’80s and ’90s out of his iconic store on 125th Street in Harlem. His clientele included Eric B. & Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa, P. Diddy, Mike Tyson, Aaliyah and Floyd Mayweather.
His trademark of remixing high-end logos from the likes of Gucci and Louis Vuitton into his designs led to litigation that eventually prompted the closure of his store. Over two decades later, in September of last year, Dapper Dan struck a partnership with Gucci to relaunch his exclusive Harlem atelier that includes a Dapper Dan x Gucci capsule that will be available along with the fall 2018 collection.