Hyde Park Entertainment Wins Rights To Ron Stallworth Memoir FROM BLACKKKLANSMAN TO HIP HOP COP

Fri Apr 21, 2023

Hyde Park Entertainment Group has won rights to the latest memoir by BlacKkKlansman author Ron Stallworth, From BlackKklansman to Hip Hop Cop, a project which will see that work back in the hands of scribe Kevin Willmott, who won an Oscar for adapting the author’s BlacKkKlansman.

From BlacKkKlansman to Hip Hop Cop continues Stallworth’s stranger-than-fiction true story as he goes undercover for the Salt Lake City Police Department, the only Black officer on the white Mormon force, to investigate the root cause of rising gang violence and a brand-new craze threatening local parents and taking their kids by storm: gangster rap. Over the course of one year in 1990-91, he navigates bias and bloodshed as he tries to bridge the gap in this culture war while also trying to catch Utah’s biggest criminal kingpin, with ramifications spanning across America. The project’s music will be filled with ’90s classic hip hop with singles from 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, N.W.A and Ice-T.

“My new manuscript, From BlacKkKlans to Hip Hop Cop, reflects my continuing journey to right the wrongs in law enforcement and its relationship with the minority community,” Stallworth said.

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