Chris Rock will be taking on his fellow comedians and himself for his new film, Finally Famous. According to Showbiz411, The comedy will focus on a comedian who wants to be taken seriously. The film will be Rock’s third directing gig following Head of State and I Think I Love My Wife. The latter has dramatic elements, so Finally Famous isn’t just jabs at Rock’s peers. Rock also wrote the script and will star in the picture. A casting notice has gone out looking for a late-20s, early-30s love-interest for Rock’s character. The casting notice describes the character, Chelsea Brown, as “‘vintage, downtown N.Y.C. funky,’ with a lacerating intelligence and humor that is disarming.” Producer Scott Rudin, who partnered with Rock on the comedian’s Broadway show, The Motherfucker with the Hat, will produce on Finally Famous
Hit the jump for the synopsis and casting descriptions for the other characters. Filming is set to begin in June. Rock will next be seen in the decidedly non-dramatic Grown Ups 2.
STORY LINE: ANDRE ALLEN is a comedian turned film star who, despite the expectations of his millions of fans, is determined to reinvent himself as a “serious” actor. Although his latest pretentiously historical film project is tanking, his upcoming television wedding to pretty, popular reality star, ERICA LONG, is the biggest media event of the year. In the midst of all the frenzy leading up to his televised nuptials, Andre agrees to be interviewed for the New Yorker by CHELSEA BROWN, a gorgeous but no-frills young woman with a sharp intelligence that matches his own. It’s a feisty, funny, no-holds-barred interaction that may well change the course of both
[CHELSEA BROWN] Late 20s to early 30s, this attractive woman is “vintage, downtown N.Y.C. funky,” with a lacerating intelligence and humor that is disarming. Chelsea has been assigned to interview Andre Allen for a prestigious New York magazine, but she’s a journeyman journalist who makes her living writing for a variety of publications. Pregnant as a teen, and now a single mother, Chelsea has had a wild past, but is now in the “program” and hoping for a stable relationship with her current boyfriend. Chelsea’s initially fractious interaction with Andre soon flares into a passionate tryst. Any ethnicity…LEAD
[ERICA LONG] Late 20s to 40, she’s beautiful, glamorous and “expensive.” A popular reality TV star, she helped Andre get clean — and he’s forever grateful for her assistance. Erica is a camera-hungry celebrity who is completely comfortable in the spotlight. When she persuades Andre to get married on her show in the biggest media event of the year, her stardom is all set to go stratospheric. Any ethnicity…LEAD
[SILK] 30s, Andre’s “security guard-slash-assistant,” who is never far from Andre’s side. A burly, very big and imposing African American guy. A real character, he has a thing for big women…SUPPORTING LEAD