Chris Rock to Direct and Star in FINALLY FAMOUS

Comedian will write, direct and star in comedy.

Showbiz411 has learned that Chris Rock is set to make his third directorial effort with ‘Finally Famous,’ a comedy he wrote about a comedian who wants to be taken seriously as an actor.

Also set to star Rock, the comedy centres on Andre Allen “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 their lives…”

‘Finally Famous’ will be produced by Scott Rudin (‘The Book of Mormon,’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ ‘No Country for Old Men’). Production is planned for June.