The Fugees are slated to star in the sequel to the seminal reggae movie The
Harder They Come. If they can fight off a threatened lawsuit from
Perry Henzell, the screenwriter for the original movie, who is planning his own
The reggae rappers have been tapped to star in a sequel to the 1973
movie, to be called The Harder They Fall, scheduled to start production
on June 1 in Jamaica and Brooklyn, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Rapper Wyclef will play the son of Cliff in the sequel and the trio's next
album, (Lauryn Hill and Pras will also star in the film) will be the soundtrack
to the movie.
Deran Serafin (Terminal Velocity, Death
Warrant) will direct a script written by Tony DiMurro and David Sonenberg,
the later of whom produced the much-anticipated Muhammad Ali boxing documentary
When We Were Kings, for which the Fugees recorded the title track. The
film is expected to reach theaters in early 1998 if the producers are able to
fend off Henzell.