Chris Farley was a gifted and talented comedian. He brought unbridled energy to his performances and fans roared with laughter, but inside the person who wanted everyone to like him resided a troubled man. Farley tried using alcohol and drugs to compensate for his inner turmoil and in the process, he overdosed and died at the young age of 33.
Now a documentary will be released next month about the conflicted comedian, which will mix home videos from his childhood and early performance footage with iconic Saturday Night Live sketches and interviews from those who knew him. The film chronicles Farley’s life from his hometown in Wisconsin to Hollywood. Check out the trailer!
I Am Chris Farley will open in theaters on July 31. The documentary will feature archive footage of Chris Farley with testimonials by Adam Sandler, Christina Applegate, Mike Myers, Dan Aykroyd, Bob Odenkirk, David Spade, Bo Derek, Bob Saget, Molly Shannon, Jay Mohr, Jon Lovitz, Kevin Nealon, Dennis Miller and Lorne Michaels. Brent Hodge and Derik Murray direct.