Chris Rock to star in Black Friend October 7, 2009 Comedian Chris Rock to star in comedy Will You Be My Black Friend. Chris Rock has signed up to star in comedy vehicle Will You Be My Black Friend. Based on a GQ magazine article written by Devin Friedman, it follows the writer’s awkward attempts to add a black friend to his social group. Rock will take a starring role in the project, which is being produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films. No director or screenwriters have been announced yet.