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Brett Ratner May Direct MTV Movie

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 03:  Producer Brian Grazer and director Brett Ratner arrive at the 'J. Edgar' opening night gala during AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 3, 2011 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Brett Ratner has directed music videos for artists like Mariah Carey and Madonna, and now he's hoping to make a movie about the place they debuted. Variety reports that Ratner is in talks with Sony to produce (and potentially direct) an adaptation of the oral history I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution, which tracks the influential music network's early days, long before anyone had heard of Snooki and Pauly D. Go ahead and fantasy-cast the network's first crop of VJs! Jennifer Lawrence as Nina Blackwood? Ellen Page as Martha Quinn?

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/2011 Getty Images