As Hollywood eyes the next big film to turn into a blockbuster hit, biopics on past entertainers’s careers have been in the discussion lately. One project in particular seems to be slowly coming together that may see the light of day, a biopic on The Original Kings Of Comedy. Details are scarce but new reports are saying that the lives of Cedric The Entertainer, Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey, and DL Hughley are looking to be captured for an upcoming film.
Now, Laughspin hears that those times before The Original Kings of Comedy are set to become the subject of a new biopic. Sources say the reality of a film about the lives and careers of Harvey, Hughley, Cedric and Mac leading up to those fateful nights in North Carolina is inching closer. “A film about what led up to The Original Kings of Comedy is absolutely happening,” one insider says. The details are sparse for now though hopefully we’ll be able to report more about the film in the coming weeks. What we do know is that based on the staying power of all four comics’ material – and that’s including Mac, who most certainly lives on through his television show, stand-up specials and movies – and the lasting influence The Original Kings of Comedy has in the world of comedy and in pop culture in general, it would be easy to see such a project becoming hugely successful.
So far Cedric, Steve, and DL has yet confirmed the rumored project. Keep you posted as more develops. What comedians or actors do you think could step in to help portray the kings?