musicNEWS: Dave Chappelle As Rick James For Big Screen Bio-pic?

06-10-04 Keavin
Can you think of anyone better to portray Rick James in a film then Dave Chappelle? Apparently, producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura couldn’t think of anyone either and is in early talks with Chappelle to play the “Super Freak” in a film based on James forthcoming book, "Memoirs of a Super Freak."

Di Bonaventura is currently trying to gain the rights to the book for a Paramount Pictures feature film. The Hollywood Reporter says that Di Bonaventura is looking to secure Chappelle for the leading role, reprising the impersonation that he uses for some skits to his Comedy Central sketch comedy program, "Chappelle's Show". 

James is best known for his 1981 hit "Super Freak (Part I)," as well as his wild offstage antics including a prison stint for charges of assault and holding a woman against her will. 

more on Rick James

Preview and purchase music from Rick James



Day In Rock Reports

Follow Us: Facebook Twitter Feeds

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2019 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.