The actress will play Erica Long, “a popular reality TV star eager to be more famous”. Rock, who wrote and directed the film, plays Andre Allen, a comedian-turned-film-star itching to be taken seriously by his peers in the acting world. Sounds like the typical story line until you find out he’s also a recovering alcoholic who owes his sobriety to his fiancée. The media frenzy surrounding his upcoming nuptials grabs the attention of Chelsea Brown (played by Rosario Dawson), a sassy journalist for the New Yorker. He agrees to being interviewed and finds himself in a feisty, no-holds-barred interaction that will be sure to shift the dynamic of his relationship.
This will be Rock’s first time directing since 2007’s I Think I Love My Wife. He also produced and starred in the feature-length documentary Good Hair in 2009.
Finally Famous hits theaters this Fall.