Kanye West wanted a comedy biopic on his life, so he called up Will Ferrell
Rapper Kanye West and comedian Will Ferrell have started working on plans to turn the former’s life story into a film.hollywood Updated: Nov 15, 2016 14:41 IST
Rapper Kanye West and comedian Will Ferrell have started working on plans to turn the former’s life story into a film.
The 39-year-old hip-hop artiste, who is married to reality TV personality Kim Kardashian West, has been in contact with Ferrell to discuss plot ideas for a biopic about his rise to fame, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
They have exchanged multiple emails about the film, which West wants to be a comedy movie filled with lots of funny one-liners and slapstick gags rather than be a rags-to-riches tale about his ascent to the top of the music business.
“Kanye has been thinking about this for a long, long time and he has been trading ideas and discussions with Will to make a funny comedy about his life. But rather than take himself too seriously, he really feels it has to be a comedy and not a preachy film. He wants it to be an easy watch, filled with laughter just like the movies he loves,” a source told website Dish Nation.
West has also been discussing his ideas with Ferrell’s long-time collaborator Adam McKay as he is a huge fan of the pair’s movies, which include Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers.
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First Published: Nov 15, 2016 14:28 IST