Paramount Pictures released major news Wednesday with their announcement concerning Chris Rock’s latest film, “Top Five.”

Paramount stated that they will release Rock’s “Top FIVE” worldwide. The film, written and directed by and starring Rock tells the story of a comedian-actor who has to come to terms with the path in his life. I wonder if any of this is taken from his life experiences.

“Written, directed by, and starring Chris Rock, “TOP FIVE” tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist (Rosario Dawson) forces him to confront the comedy career—and the past—that he’s left behind. Starring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Romany Malco, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, and Jay Pharoah.”

Interestingly enough, some of the co-producers include Kanye West and Jay Z. Also great: the film earned fantastic reviews at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

News of the distribution deal came from producer Scott Rudin and his IACF partner Barry Diller

Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures talked more about the announcement in a statement. “Chris and I go back decades, both personally and professionally, and so I am particularly proud to have watched his career grow to its highest heights over many decades,” he said. “This film showcases brilliantly how talented Chris is as a filmmaker and storyteller and we are thrilled to be partnering with him, Scott Rudin and my longtime friend, the legendary Barry Diller and IACF for its worldwide launch.”

What do you think about this news? Give your opinions in the comments section below!

TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL: Show 6 (Airs September 20, 11:00 pm e/p) Pictured: Chris Rock. CR: Jeffrey Neira/FX

Photo credit: Jeffrey Neira/FX

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Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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