When you have funnyman Chris Rock telling you who his top 5 is, you listen up. That’s why SoJones wants to get to the heart of why you shouldn’t be so appalled that Rock believes ‘My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy‘, is #1 in his book. We would have to agree- when you have producers wearing all black in the studio, you know it’s time to turn-up Jay-Z style!
According to Pitchfork:
Top Five is an upcoming movie written and directed by Chris Rock, who stars as Andre Allen, a film star re-examining his previous career as a comedian. Kanye West and Jay Z co-produced the movie, according to Deadline, and the Roots’ ?uestlove serves as its executive music producer.
Top Five also stars Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, and Jay Pharoah. Paramount recently purchased its distribution rights.
SoJones also has the scoop on the Paramount press release concerning ‘Top five’:
HOLLYWOOD (September 10, 2014) – Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom announced it will distribute writer / director Chris Rock’s “TOP FIVE” worldwide. The news comes as the film from producer Scott Rudin, and his IACF partner Barry Diller, earned rave reviews at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
“Chris and I go back decades, both personally and professionally, and so I am particularly proud to have watched his career grow to its highest heights over many decades. This film showcases brilliantly how talented Chris is as a filmmaker and storyteller and we are thrilled to be partnering with him, Scott Rudin and my longtime friend, the legendary Barry Diller and IACF for its worldwide launch,” said Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures.
Written, directed by, and starring Chris Rock, “TOP FIVE” tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist (Rosario Dawson) forces him to confront the comedy career—and the past—that he’s left behind. Starring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Romany Malco, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, and Jay Pharoah. The film is produced by Scott Rudin and Eli Bush. The Co-Producers are Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Kanye West; the Executive Music Producer is Questlove. Barry Diller and Scott Rudin’s IACF financed the film.
UTA negotiated the deal on behalf of the IACF and the filmmakers. The studio’s negotiating team was lead by Paramount’s SVP of Acquisition and Production Eben Davidson and Rona Cosgrove, EVP of Business Affairs.
This should be a really awesome movie! When you have the top creative stars of black hollywood or anywhere for that matter collaborating on big projects like this, you will never have to look elsewhere for things that are of a lower class. We aim to keep you thoroughly entertained on SoJones so we will bring you exclusive news and interviews from SEO stars like Stevie Boi and more! Check back with us to see our next featured celeb and musician.