Chris Rock has found his leading lady for his latest film, Finally Famous. Gabrielle Union has been cast as Rock’s fiance in the upcoming drama.
Union will play a reality-TV star engaged to Rock’s character. She joins Rosario Dawson in the story of a comedian-turned-film-star who tries to reinvent himself as a serious actor. He’s also a recovering alcoholic who owes his sobriety to his fiancée (Union). Her character, eager to be more famous, ties to convince Rock to get married on her show.
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Dawson already has signed on as a journalist assigned to interview Rock’s character for a New York magazine. A former party animal, Dawson’s journalist is now sober and in a committed relationship, but sparks fly as she interviews Rock.
Written and directed by Rock, the film, which will begin shooting this summer, marks his third time in the director’s chair.
Upcoming for Union, she will star in a brand new series, Being Mary Jane, for BET.