Chris Farley’s legacy looms large over SNL. Even now, 18 years after he died from an overdose. Melissa McCarthy put on his Matt Foley suit during #SNL40, and any time current cast member Bobby Moynihan uses his physicality to nail a punchline, it can be directly traced back to Farley. This summer, the Tommy Boy star gets the documentary treatment with I Am Chris Farley. Directors Brent Hodge and Derik Murray talked to Adam Sandler, Bob Odenkirk, and Bo Derek, among others, about their buddy, who Tom Arnold calls “the funniest.”
That guy was in The Stupids, so he knows funny. I Am Chris Farley opens in theaters on July 31; will air on Spike on August 10; and comes to VOD and DVD on August 11.