Skipping along the fair, vast meadows of the world wide internets, I stumbled upon something I had not yet previously heard about. Apparently there has been a documentary about the one and only Chris Farley being made for awhile now. Why haven’t I heard of this? I don’t know but I’m happy now.
The title is “I Am Chris Farley”. The “I Am” thing looks like it’s turning out to be a series. The guys making this film are the same guys who made “I Am Evel Knievel”, “I Am Steve McQueen”, and “I Am Bruce Lee” which all should be worth a watch.
Quite a bit of notable folks were interviewed about Chris and their experiences with them. The list includes “Christina Applegate, Tom Arnold, Dan Aykroyd, Bo Derek, Pat Finn, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Jay Mohr, Mike Myers, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Will Sasso, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Brian Stack and Fred Wolf, and family members including his brother Kevin, a comedian and actor, and his brothers Tom Jr. and Johnny, with sister Barbara.”
The trailer for the film isn’t up on the official website yet but it has popped up all over the net somehow. Behold:
This will be shown in a few select theaters in a few big US cities including New York, LA, Philly, and others. The World TV premiere will be on Spike on August 10th at 10 pm eastern. If you don’t know about Farley…….well wtf? Watch this and pretend you saw it 5 years ago.
Well here’s to another couple months of waiting, cheers!
You can pre-order a copy here.