The late comedy genius Chris Farley is getting the documentary treatment this summer with the release of “I Am Chris Farley.” Described as the “definitive” biographical film of the “Saturday Night Live” legend, “I Am Chris Farley” features countless well-known comedians as they recount memories and stories of their time with Farley.
The film’s official synopsis reads: “With the full cooperation and participation of the Farley family, ‘I Am Chris Farley’ showcases the performer’s most memorable characters and skits from television and film, paired with iconic photographs, home movies, family snapshots and personal artifacts, to fully round out the story of this comedy legend – a bear of a man who nevertheless had remarkable grace and physicality.”
If this trailer is any indication, fans of the late comedian should be prepared to laugh and cry in equal measure. Filled with emotion and heavy on embracing Farley’s legacy of laughter, “I Am Chris Farley” looks to be an honest ode to the iconic “SNL” cast member.
Watch the trailer above. “I Am Chris Farley” hits theaters in New York and Los Angeles on July 31.