The first trailer for Chris Rock’s latest directorial feature has been released, and it looks very, very promising. “Top Five” stars Rock as a highly successful former stand-up comedian turned movie star. The trailer seems to allude to the archetypical “day in a life” narrative that tends to pop up in many films. But think of this as the comedic version of “Birdman”, considering the buzz it garnered at the Toronto Film Festival:

Paramount Pictures announced that it had acquired worldwide distribution of the Chris Rock comedy “Top Five,” which premiered at Toronto to rave reviews…The deal, according to sources, was said to close at a whopping $12.5 million, which will likely make it the biggest out of the festival. The studio has agreed to spend another $20 million on P&A, Variety has learned. Rock directed and starred in the film about a comedian-movie star which is told over the course of a single day. Scott Rudin and Barry Diller financed the picture, which had a budget of more than $10 million (via Variety).

“Top Five” hits theaters in limited release December 5, and goes nationwide December 12, 2014:


(“Top Five” trailer via: YouTube)

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