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