Chris Rock’s new film is shooting in the East Village tonight.
According to signs posted around the neighborhood, the “untitled Chris Rock movie,” produced by Scott Rudin and written and directed by Rock, is about “one-time stand-up Andre Allen, who has abandoned comedy — and the funny movies that make him famous — for more serious fare. But over the course of one day in New York, everything he thought he knew about his life gets overturned.”
The film’s working title was Finally Famous, per Vulture, and also features “J.B. Smoove as his security guard, Sherri Shepherd as his high school ex-girlfriend, and Rosario Dawson as a New York journalist tasked with profiling Rock’s character, who, as the photos from set reveal, has a full-on undercut — classic New York journalist.” Other reports say comics Doug Stanhope and our own Michael Che — who just got tapped as The Daily Show‘s new correspondent — also have roles.
According to notices, additional photography for the movie, which started filming last summer, will begin at 10 p.m. tonight and will take over parking on Second Avenue between East 10th and 11th Streets, as well as East 10th and East 11th Streets between First and Second Avenues.