Rick "Superfreak" James to Get His Own Biopic
From Variety: ""The Longest Yard" scribe Sheldon Turner is set to write "Super Freak," a film about the life of colorful and controversial punk-funk singer Rick James.
Turner and (producer Jennifer) Klein have been interested in James since a Warner Independent Pictures exec gave them 400 pages of a memoir written by the singer, who died in 2004. James was a stylish performer also known for his long battles with cocaine and legal trouble." (Click here for the full article.)
The screenwriter claims to have no interest in a standard rags-to-riches biopic approach; I'm just curious to see who'll play the main character. (Apparently Dave Chappelle wanted to do it a few years back, and that I'd certainly pay 8 bucks to see.)