I still haven’t had a chance to see the new Chris Rock comedy Top Five, which not only stars the comedian, but was written and directed by him as well. The first trailer and the red band trailer are both great, and these three new clips provide a further look (even if it’s a brief one) inside the tone of the movie, which seems to be a more grounded, observational type of comedy than something like Grown Ups (which Rock only acted in). It only makes sense that this more personal material would retain more of Rock’s actual comedic voice.
Check out the new Top Five clips. The film 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 features music by Questlove. Top Five opens in theaters on December 12th.
Here’s a 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.
— Top Five Movie (@TopFiveMovie) December 9, 2014