Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” Gets Movie Deal

By Sandra Varner

According to reports from The Hollywood Reporter, “Good Hair,” the HBO Films documentary, which won a special jury prize when it premiered at Sundance in January, looks at hair culture in the black community. Roadside Attractions is set to release the film theatrically in the fall.

Chris Rock

Chris Rock

“I’m very happy to be working with the good people at Roadside Attractions,” Rock said. “I loved the job they did with ‘Super Size Me’ and hope we can have similar success.”
Rock produced and co-wrote “Hair,” and Jeff Stilson directed. The doc is a travelogue that explores the way hairstyles affect the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships and self-esteem of Black people. Ice-T, Nia Long, Paul Mooney, Raven Symone, Maya Angelou and Rev. Al Sharpton share on-camera stories and observations.
Currently, Rock is filming “Death at a Funeral,” which he co-wrote and stars in. He also has “Grown Ups” in production with Adam Sandler.

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