Chris Farley Documentary Set for Summer Release

I Am Chris Farley Documentary
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Virgil Films has acquired “I Am Chris Farley” and will release the documentary in the late summer in key markets nationwide.

The film, directed by Brent Hodge and Derik Murray, includes interviews with Christina Applegate, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon and David Spade. It will debut on Spike on August 10, followed by a VOD release.

The film tracks Farley from his early days in Madison, Wis. and at Marquette University, through his work at Second City, “Saturday Night Live” and in films such as “Tommy Boy” and “Black Sheep.” He died at the age of 33 of a drug overdose in 1997.

The filmmakers included interviews with Farley’s four siblings, including his brother Tom Jr., who wrote the biography “The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts.”

The acquisition was negotiated by Joe Amodei of Virgil Films and Murray, founder and CEO of Network Entertainment.

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  1. The Editor says:

    Reblogged this on Entertainment Suite.

  2. bill says:

    Thanks for being a troll Sandy Muller you make the internet terrible

  3. Sandy Muller says:

    Coke head …. sad. Good thing he died early because his career was already over and he was freaking out. Now he will be remembered for MORE than he really was- a guy that idolized Belushi and died just like him.

  4. I will watch this but I recently watched the E! True Hollywood story and it broke my heart again. His story is always so hard to hear over and over again.

    • I agree with what your saying completely. I have always loved Chris Farley’s humor and the great things he’s done on and off screen, but his troubles and heart wrenching passing are really devastating to re-watch again. I’m still going to watch it, but afterwords I will have to do a Tommy Boy and Black sheep double header to think more on the good times of his.

  5. Toni Winchester says:

    Chris was a legend before his time. I will forever miss his comedy. I’m so happy you are releasing this. I can’t wait to see it.

  6. Can’t wait to see it. <3

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