The unique story of how one car salesman turned into an international rapper overnight is to be told on the big screen.

A Vanilla Ice biopic is currently far in the development stage, with 'Now You See Me' and 'Bad Neighbours' star Dave Franco to kick it as the VIP.

The biopic is said to tell the story of how a high school dropout went from selling cars in Dallas to having the first hip-hop single to top the Billboard charts with 'Ice Ice Baby' and how he deals with his sudden rise to fame.

The Vanilla Ice biopic, currently titled 'To The Extreme' after his 1990 debut album, is said to be taking a 'Disaster Artist'-type approach of portraying the '90s rapper on the big screen - which sounds like a hoot.

Speaking to Insider about his upcoming movie role, Franco spoke of how the tone of the movie will be similar to that of his brother James Franco's take on the Tommy Wiseau film: "With ['The Disaster Artist'], people expected us to make a broad comedy where we make fun of ['The Room' director] Tommy Wiseau, but the more real we played it, the funnier and heartfelt it was — that’s the tone we want for this one as well."

The biopic is currently in pre-production, but Franco told the publication that he is on the phone to Vanilla Ice - real name Rob Van Winkle - quite regularly. He said: "Rob is such a sweet and intelligent guy and he’s been super helpful in the process of getting all the details correct and making us privy to information the public doesn’t know.

"Just talking to him I can’t help but think about the rabbit holes I’m going to go down to get ready for the role."

Here's the song that started it all off for Vanilla Ice, and the only one that we can remember, 'Ice Ice Baby'.