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Old 06-10-04, 10:49 AM
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Dave Chappelle might play Rick James again...

Chappelle Gets His 'Freak' On

By Liza Foreman

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Comedian David Chappelle (news) in early talks to play Rick James in a film based on the funk musician's upcoming memoirs, "Memoirs of a Super Freak."



James, 56, best known for his 1981 hit "Super Freak (Part I)," has been working on a book for some time. Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura is in negotiations to acquire the rights for a Paramount film.


In addition to his own pop and R&B hits, such as "You and I" and "Mary Jane," James wrote and produced songs for the likes of Teena Marie (news), the Temptations and Eddie Murphy (news). The one-time Navy deserter fell prey to drugs, and spent time behind bars in the 1990s for assault and holding a woman against her will. He suffered a stroke in 1998.


Chappelle, who has impersonated James on his Comedy Central series, "Chappelle's Show," starred in such features as "The Nutty Professor" and "Con Air."
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sweet!
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Oh SNAP!
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Talk about milking a bit that's only mildly funny a couple of times.
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It gets funnier every time I see it! I wish I had more hands so I could give those titties FOUR thumbs down!
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"I'm Rick James BITCH!"

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But will we see DARKNESS on the silver screen?
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Originally posted by cliffzig
It gets funnier every time I see it!
I agree! However, I'd be happier just to hear they planned on doing more Rick James material on show. Come on Darkness, you have to have more RJ stories!

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Originally posted by Jray
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"I'm Rick James BITCH!"

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This bit stopped being funny when I started seeing 11-year old girls saying this at the mall.
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Mmm.. 11 year old girls.

Honestly, I'd stand seeing 11 year old girls quoting Dave Chapplle for the rest of my life if I could never hear another GROWN MAN bitch and moan about Star Wars, but that's just me.
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So wait, would this be a dramatic role, or would they turn Rick James life into a comedy? Not that it isn't already a comedy.
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Originally posted by majorjoe23
So wait, would this be a dramatic role, or would they turn Rick James life into a comedy?
It would be an intentional comedy, like how they always take so-so skits from SNL and blow them into lame-ass movies. Same thing here.
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black magic!
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Could be funny, but could be as bad as a terrible SNL sketch movie. who knows
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Originally posted by PixyJunket
Mmm.. 11 year old girls.

Honestly, I'd stand seeing 11 year old girls quoting Dave Chapplle for the rest of my life if I could never hear another GROWN MAN bitch and moan about Star Wars, but that's just me.
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oh shit son
money in the bank
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"Let me tell you something. The show's runing my ****ing life! The other week, I tried taking my kids to Walt Disney World and everybody was coming up to me going, 'I'm Rick James bitch!' Hahaha. 'I'm Rick James bitch!' And all I could say was, 'Stop saying the word bitch in front of my kids!'"

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Hopefully Charlie Murphy will have a cameo.
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Cocaine one helluva drug.
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Originally posted by Rivero
This bit stopped being funny when I started seeing 11-year old girls saying this at the mall.
They stole your opening line huh?

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Opening line....... or pick up line. You be the judge.
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Dave's a funny guy... I could see this working.
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Originally posted by MasterCXtreme
Dave's a funny guy... I could see this working.
Same here.
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I don't think this film is going to happen now...






Funk Singer Rick James Dies in Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES - Funk singer Rick James, best known for the 1981 hit "Super Freak," died Friday, apparently of natural causes, police said.



James, 56, died at 9:45 a.m. at a residence near Universal City, said Officer Esther Reyes, a Police Department spokeswoman.


"He died apparently of natural causes. We learned of his death after responding to a radio call," Reyes said.


After his big hit, James' fame began to fade as he became embroiled in legal problems and health troubles.


James was convicted in 1993 of assaulting two women. The first attack occurred in 1991 when he restrained and burned a young woman with a hot pipe during a cocaine binge at his house in West Hollywood. He was free on bail when the second assault occurred in 1992 in James' hotel room.


James was sentenced to more than two years in state prison.


In 1997, he released a new album, but a year later he suffered a stroke while performing at Denver's Mammoth Events Center, derailing a comeback tour.


In 1998 he also underwent hip replacement surgery
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Man that it is too bad. I hope he went peacefully

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