Oprah And Chris Rock Want To Be My Black Friend

6 10 2009

Oprah’s Harpo Films studio is developing the comedy Will You Be My Black Friend? with Chris Rock set to star. THR reports the movie is based on a November GQ article written by Devin Friedman who went on a quest for black friends on Craigslist. Lionsgate will be handling the distribution.

I love Chris Rock, but this sounds more like a decent skit than a movie. The article was an interesting premise, but when you’re looking at the way race plays out in the U.S., real life is always more interesting the fiction. Then again, if its anything like Larry David living with the Blacks on Curb Your Enthusiasm, I’m in. I could definitely watch 90 minutes of David and Leon, and Rock has been getting back to his sharp, biting wit of late, so maybe I’m selling this one short.