Paramount is in talks to buy Chris Rock's latest film. THR reports that Top Five could be bought for over $13 million dollars.
Rock starred, wrote, and (why not) directed the film that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. It garnered hugely positive reviews which prompted nearly all major distributors to chase after the film.
Top Five is about a comedian trying to reinvent himself as a serious actor. His reality-TV star/fiance talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her reality show. The film stars Rock with supporting actor Rosario Dawson. Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld and Kevin Hart are among a few people to make cameos.