Dapper Dan Is Getting His Own Movie Biopic Thru Sony
Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day is a streetwear pioneer that outfitted some of the biggest east coast stars and street legends of the '80s and '90s out of his iconic store on 125th Street Harlem storefront. His clientele included people such as Eric B. & Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa, P. Diddy, Mike Tyson, LL Cool J, NYC Street legend Alpo and Floyd Mayweather.
His style 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.
Sony is now developing a biopic that is based on Dapper Dan's upcoming memoir (out 2019 via Random House), which will be adapted by Jerrod Carmichael. Set in Harlem, the feature is described as a "high-stakes coming-of-age story."
Hip Hop culture really seems to be "En Vogue" at the moment. This seems like it would have been a good story for Dame Dash to produce or maybe even Puffy. Then again, Will Smith would've been a great look too.
Read up on Dapper Dan's story here and let us know what you think. Are you gonna support?