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Rock assembles cast for new comedy

Chris Rock has lined up more of the cast to join him on his showbiz comedy known as Finally Famous.

Kevin Hart, JB Smoove and Sherri Shepherd are the latest names to join the film, says The Wrap.

Stand up Chris plays a comedian turned actor who wants to carve out a serious career. He's also a recovering alcoholic who owes his sobriety to his reality TV star girlfriend (played by Gabrielle Union) who wants to stage their wedding on her show.

Also starring is Rosario Dawson as a former party girl and fellow recovering alcoholic journalist assigned to interview Chris's character.

Kevin is set to play the Ivy-educated agent of Chris's character, while JB Smoove will be his security guard. Sherri plays his former high school girlfriend, still living nearby.

As well as starring in the film, Chris also wrote the screenplay and is directing.

The film will be produced by Scott Rudin and Eli Bush, and is set in New York.

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