Oprah’s Harpo Films is developing a new flick with Chris Rock as the lead, entitled My Black Friend.
According to Reuters:
The project stems from a November GQ magazine article written by senior correspondent Devin Friedman, who began a self-conscious search for black friends on Craigslist. The white, married Manhattan journalist then pursued his quixotic quest to expand his social circle, with unexpected results.
In other Chris Rock news, he recently sat down with the Chicago Tribune and spoke about the challenge to be funny at all times:
“Somebody said the other day, ‘Larry King likes you.’ Dude, are you saying I’m not funny on the show? Forget ‘like.’ ”
When it comes to his job — “I’ve got to be funny” — Rock is looking for full-blown love.
And some of his favorite new comedians.
” Jonah Hill is my favorite. I’d walk across any room to say hi to Jonah Hill. That kid is hysterical.”
Check out the full interview.