Paramount Pictures has released an age-restricted red band trailer for writer-director-star Chris Rock's new comedy Top Five, which features some new footage that wasn't seen in the first trailer along with a few R-rated jokes thrown in for good measure. After sparking an intense bidding war after its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this September, Paramount Pictures acquired this new comedy, positioning it for a possible awards-season run with its December 12 release. The film marks Chris Rock's third time in the director's chair, following Head Of State and I Think I Love My Wife.
Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest stand-up, Chris Rock's Top Five takes things to the next level, reveling in the high and the low, and blending a star-studded comedic romp with an irresistible romance. Top Five digs under the surface of show business, politics, rap, and the exigencies of being black and famous today-holding it all up to the light in the way only Chris Rock can. Mingling echoes of Woody Allen and Dick Gregory with the energy of Kanye West and Jay-Z, Top Five is an original and radically new kind of American movie. Written, directed by, and starring Chris Rock, Top Five tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist (Rosario Dawson) forces him to confront the comedy career-and the past-that he's left behind.
Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm and Romany Malco round out an all-star cast in the upcoming comedy. Check out the latest footage before Top Five hits theaters next weekend.