Chris Rock has been tapped to direct and executive produce Saving Kenan, NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot, starring and executive produced by SNL star Kenan Thompson. Rock, an SNL alum himself, is reuniting with SNL boss Lorne Michaels whose Broadway Video company produces the project alongside Universal TV.
The New York Film Critics Circle’s annual awards dinner unspooled in warmly dignified fashion, to the mild disappointment of any awards-circuit regular who witnessed last year’s riotously funny, 25-minute hijacking by Tiffany Haddish or other high drama from ceremonies past.
EXCLUSIVE: After an auspicious directorial breakout on the 2014 comedy Top Five, Chris Rock is getting back behind the camera. He is in negotiations to direct Kevin Hart in Co-Parenting, a Will Packer-produced comedy for Universal Pictures.
Script is being written by Yamara Taylor (black-ish) and the film revolves…