Kanye West working with Will Ferrell on biopic

Los Angeles, Nov 15 (IANS) Singer Kanye West and comedian Will Ferrell have started working on plans to turn the former’s life story into a film.

The 39-year-old hip-hop artiste, who is married to reality TV personality Kim Kardashian West, has been in contact with Ferrell to discuss plot ideas for a biopic about his rise to fame, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

They have exchanged multiple emails about the film, which West wants to be a comedy movie filled with lots of funny one-liners and slapstick gags rather than be a rags-to-riches tale about his ascent to the top of the music business.

“Kanye has been thinking about this for a long, long time and he has been trading ideas and discussions with Will to make a funny comedy about his life. But rather than take himself too seriously, he really feels it has to be a comedy and not a preachy film. He wants it to be an easy watch, filled with laughter just like the movies he loves,” a source told website Dish Nation.

West has also been discussing his ideas with Ferrell’s long-time collaborator Adam McKay as he is a huge fan of the pair’s movies, which include “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and “Step Brothers”.