By Mike Bruno
Updated January 29, 2009 at 04:59 PM EST

Cheo Hodari Coker, the writer behind the Biggie Smalls biopic Notorious, is adapting Bill Adler’s Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-DMC — The Authorized Biography for DJ Classicz, the urban arm of Davis Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.The project will explore the history of the seminal hip-hop trio:Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Jason “Jam MasterJay” Mizell, who was shot to death in his Queens studio in 2002. RunDMC will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April.