Stephen A. Smith is thinking big.
Stephen A. Smith is one of the most recognizable names in sports media. He has led a very interesting life to say the least, and now he will be documenting that interesting life in a new book called Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes which is set to release on January 17th of next year. Smith is in the middle of promoting the book, and this tour led him to Charlamagne Tha God’s Comedy Central show Hell of a Week.
While on the show, Smith was asked who he wants to play him in a potential biopic. As you will see, Smith had one person in mind, however, he has ultimately changed his mind due to recent events.
“Damn it, it would’ve been Will Smith before the slap… But I can’t go with him now,” Smith said. “We got love for him, but you just don’t do something like that. And Stephen A. wouldn’t do something like that. Omari Hardwick, Michael B. Jordan – they both look a hell of a lot better than me, but damn it, I’m stealing from them. So what do you want me to do? I’m gonna go with those names. I would say Jamie Foxx, but he’s already trying to do [the Mike Tyson biopic]… He does [an impersonation] of Tyson exceptionally well. He does me alright, but he does Tyson really, really good. So I’m not going to give him too much credit for that.”
As of now no one has green-lit any Stephen A. Smith biopic, although that could change sometime down the line.
I think if it ends up happening Jamie Foxx would be the ideal guy.
But maybe Eddie Murphy at this age would be able to nail him too…
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