Posted by | Cyrena Rose
TheWrap is reporting that comedians Kevin Hart, J.B. Smoove and Sherri Shepherd have joined the cast of Chris Rock‘s showbiz-themed comedy that is known around Hollywood under the title of Finally Famous.
Hart has signed up to play Rock’s supportive Ivy League-educated agent, Smoove will play Rock’s “security guard-slash-assistant” who is never far from his boss’ side, and Shepherd will play Rock’s ex-girlfriend from high school who still has a thing for him.
RC previously reported that Gabrielle Union has been tapped to play Rock’s popular reality TV star fiancée. Apparently, Union’s character has helped Rock recover from alcoholism. However, she is starving for fame and tries to convince him to marry her on the show. Rosario Dawson plays a sober, New York magazine journalist that interviews Rock and finds herself attracted to him, although she is in a committed relationship.
Scott Rudin is producing the movie. Principal photography of the film kicked off yesterday in NYC; as always RC will keep you posted!