Paramount Buy Rights To Rapman’s ‘Blue Story’


Prestigious American Paramount Pictures has bought world rights to Blue Story, Rapman’s upcoming feature adaptation.

Rapman, real name Andrew Onwubolu, created Shiro’s Story in 2018 which was hugely successful and gained the attention of Jay Z, and ultimately led to Rapman being signed to Roc Nation. The series contained his original music and boasted a hefty 17 million views on YouTube. The cast included some familiar faces in the UK music scene, including Not3s, Konan and Cadet.

The upcoming film Blue Story was originally uploaded as a trilogy on YouTube in 2014 and will now be made into a feature film by Paramount. The feature will be filmed in South London, following the tale of 2 boys from opposing post codes whilst they build a friendship, but ultimately end up rivals. Blue Story will be produced by Damian Jones and Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor and will be co-financed by the BBC.

Rapman stated he “can’t wait for the world to see it”. We’re excited to see what Blue Story has in store.