Rick James Comedy Movie Scrapped
Late funk superstar RICK JAMES scrapped a movie about his life just before he died in 2004 because he feared it would become a comedy.
The SUPERFREAK hitmaker was in talks with funnyman DAVE CHAPPELLE, who portrays James in his hit comedy TV series CHAPPELLE'S SHOW, about a biopic.
But he pulled the plug on the project when he realised Chappelle would be playing it for laughs.
James' daughter TY JAMES reveals, "We had a deal with VH1 for a movie, but my dad didn't want his story to be told like that, so Dave is not going to be playing him."
Ty admits she'd like HUSTLE + FLOW star TERRENCE HOWARD to play her dad in the biopic.28/07/2005 09:27