Rock, Oprah Seek A “Black Friend”

Lionsgate and Harpo Films, Inc. are teaming to develop the Chris Rock film “Will You Be My Black Friend?”

Based on Devin Friedman’s 2008 article for GQ, the story chronicles a white, married journalist living in Manhattan comes to the unnerving realization one night at a cocktail party that virtually his entire social circle are Caucassians.

With help of the internet, this “white guy” sets off on a humorous journey to make “black friends,” only to discover that regardless of race, the older you get, the harder it is to make friends.

Oprah Winfrey, Kate Forte and Carla Gardini will produce.