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The W - Random - Dave Chappelle in talks for Rick James biopic
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This is VERY early in the pre-production food chain, but at least Dave's looking to put a contingency plan in place should "Chappelle's Show" (inevitably?) run its course ...

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura is in negotiations to acquire the film rights to Rick James' autobiography, "Memoirs of a Super Freak," with David Chappelle in early talks to topline the feature film adaptation of the funk rocker's memoirs for Paramount Pictures.

Di Bonaventura mad for 'Freak' (hollywoodreporter.com)



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I hope Charlie Murphy is in it too.

Wonder how much influence the Rick James Episode had on this decision. And how similar the two impressions would be, though this obviously seems to be a serious project.

I'm glad to see Chappelle finally "making it" after being relatively obscure for so long before his show began.



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Make sure this thread gets locked before all the Chappelle quotes come out...





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    Originally posted by Bullitt
    Make sure this thread gets locked before all the Chappelle quotes come out...


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    Originally posted by MonteCarl
      Originally posted by Bullitt
      Make sure this thread gets locked before all the Chappelle quotes come out...


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A biopic by Chappelle on Rick James?

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