Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are teaming up for an upcoming hip-hop television series.
Hot off their performances in director Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, DiCaprio and Hill are reportedly interested in taking their respective talents to the small screen. In order to make that happen, the actors are teaming up with acclaimed rapper Q-Tip.
The folks over at Deadline are reporting that Leonardo DiCaprio wants to base his proposed hip-hop TV series around the rapper’s experiences with the iconic groups Native Tongues and A Tribe Called Quest. The Titanic star will reportedly produce the show through his company Appian Way.
“The show will reflect on the stories of their friendship and how their music played a part in culture then and influenced the music of today,” the website explained.
It’s currently unclear when Leonard DiCaprio’s hip-hop series will find its way onto the airwaves. No one seems to know which network, be it cable or broadcast, will pick up the show. Given the actor’s status in Hollywood these days, chances are networks will line up for a chance to air the series.
Although Leonardo DiCaprio’s involvement with a hip-hop TV series might seem a little strange to some, the guy is apparently really good friends with Q-Tip. The rapper previously discussed his relationship with the actor during an interview with the Los Angeles Times.
“Leo — that’s one of my best friends and I’m one of his. That’s just my boy. Tobey’s my boy. We all love sports. We’re all into politics. We all have a stake in the artistic community. We all have a lot of similar interests. I [fraternize] with Slick Rick in the same way,” Q-Tip told the publication last spring.
While you’re waiting for Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Q-Tip’s new television program to head into production, you can check out the Inception star in Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed drama The Wolf of Wall Street. The film tells the true story of stockbroker Jordan Belfort and his dealings with crime and corruption.
The Inquisitr previously reported that the film now holds the record for the most F-bombs dropped in a motion picture. The film also reportedly had several racy scene removed in order to receive an R-rating. However, there’s always the chance these deleted moments could find their way onto future home video releases.
What do you think about The Wolf of Wall Street stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Will teaming up for a hip-hop TV series based on Q-Tip’s experiences with the industry?