Kanye always has an ability to shock and engage like few other public figures can. But this is a different level crazy! The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the 39-year old recording artist from Georgia has narrowed in on comedian Will Ferrell to play himself in a biopic.
Throwing all convention out of the window, the 'Frat Pack' actor whose history includes Step Brothers, Anchorman, Elf, The Other Guys, Old School, Zoolander and a litany of comedies would surely point to a tongue-in-cheek adaptation of his life. An inside source said to be a friend of the Yeezus star explained to the Daily Star in England that, "He has been thinking about this for a long, long time, and he has been trading ideas with Will."
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This is not such a pie-in-the-sky concept for Kanye, as he has already earmarked The Big Short director Adam McKay to take control of the project. Although, given West's ego and track record, how much control he will have is yet to be determined. "Rather than take himself too seriously, he feels it has to be a comedy and not a preachy film," reiterated the friend.
There was a hint already that West was a big Ferrell fan. Using his Twitter account to gush over the actor for his performance in Zoolander 2. The rapper of course giving arguably the best review of that movie anywhere.
"Will Ferrell has reached walking living breathing god status!," tweeted the artist. "I just want to thank Will Ferrell for the years of joy he has brought into my life with amazing comedy."
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Much like the second Zoolander installment, Anchorman 2 was something of a major letdown. Although not to the same level as the Ben Stiller picture. Featuring in the mega news fight that broke out in New York City, there were more celebrity cameos than the audience could poke a stick at. And one of them was indeed Mr. West.
Including Drake, Harrison Ford, Will Smith, Liam Neeson, Tina Fey, Jim Carey, Sacha Baron Cohen and a host of other high profile regulars, the comedy went above and beyond to make that scene memorable. If Kanye's "biopic" is half as chaotic, it should be worth watching.