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Chris Rock might have seemed like an odd choice to star in Julie Delpy’s indie romantic comedy 2 Days in New York, but that’s only if you haven’t been paying attention to Rock’s recent career. Sure, he might have starred in Pootie Tang years ago, but in the last several years Rock has manged to branch out not only as a writer, director, and producer, but also as an actor.
By the time most franchises reach the third film, audiences are either sure they’ve seen enough (does anyone really want to see a Men in Black 4?) or still clamoring more. In the case of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, which topped the box office this past weekend, the franchise might still have legs.
Don’t worry — Chris Rock is still funny. Sundance film 2 Days in New York — a sequel to actor/writer/director Julie Delpy’s 2 Days in Paris — finds Rock’s character dating Delpy’s character and surrounded by the insanity that often comes with family.
“I don’t think it’s a secret that if we didn’t have a star as big as Chris, this play might not be on Broadway.”
Why is Chris Rock doing a Broadway show? Because “this is the first play with the word Motherf**ker”
Rock was asked why he wanted to take on Broadway. Because, he said, “this is the first play with the word Motherf**ker in the title.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5LnqjfuAzQ Grown Ups comes out today. The film stars former Saturday Night Live greats Adam…