Chris Rock is hard at work on a script for a new comedy about a dysfunctional “Jerry Springer Show” type married couple. Who does he want to play his wife in the untitled film? Current “it” comedy girl and Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy.
He hasn’t officially approached McCarthy for the part, but in his own words, Rock is “trying to romance her” for the part.
Chris Rock is arguably one of, if not the, best stand-up comics working today, but he still hasn’t had that career defining film role. He’s been an actor for hire in a lot of films, and had perhaps his greatest success while starring alongside his buddy Adam Sandler. The trouble is none of his films roles really capture the essence of who he is as a stand-up.
I have to give him credit for trying different roles in films like 2 Days in New York, or Nurse Betty, but he needs to find that one role that he can call his own and be remembered for.
SOURCE: LA Times