“He was infectious. And he was kind. And he was a puppy dog.”
That was what Christina Applegate had to say about the late comedian Chris Farley as part of a trailer for the documentary that will take a look at the life of the star of Saturday Night Live, Tommy Boy, and Beverly Hills Ninja.
The documentary is directed by Brent Hodge and Derik Murray and features conversations about Farley with David Spade (his co-star in many films), Adam Sandler, Bob Saget, Lorne Michaels, Mike Myers, Molly Shannon, and Dan Aykroyd among others.
It is set to profile the comedian, who died in 1997 of a drug overdose, and speak with some of the people who spent the most time with him.
The film is set to open in theaters on July 31 and will be available on VOD and digital download on August 11.
Chris Farley lived his life full speed and committed to make everyone around him laugh out loud, and “I Am Chris Farley” will tell his hilarious, touching and wildly entertaining story for the first time ever — from his early days in Madison, Wisconsin, and at Marquette University, through his work at the legendary Second City to his rapid rise to the top of the comedy world on “Saturday Night Live” and in hit films like Tommy Boy and Black Sheep.