Chris Rock hit it big at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September. Not only was Top Five the biggest acquisition of the event with Paramount putting up $12.5 million for it, but it also won our own Phil Brown over as well. In fact, Paramount just released a new clip from the film and it’s got a quote from Phil’s review in it. Rock wrote, directed and also stars in the film as Andre Allen, a stand-up comedian trying to make it as a film star.
Hit the jump to check out the new Top Five clip and click here to read Phil’s full review. The movie also stars Rosario Dawson, J.B. Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Jay Pharoah, Anders Holm and Michael Che, and is scheduled to hit theaters on December 12th.
Here’s the synopsis for Top Five:
Written, directed by, and starring Chris Rock, Top Five tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist forces him to confront both the career that made him famous and the life he left behind. Starring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Jay Pharoah, Anders Holm and Michael Che. And featuring music by Questlove.