Kanye West Is Scheming Again, This Time With Danny McBride

Actor Danny McBride enters the
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You know him from Pineapple Express, This Is the End, and most notably, Eastbound & Down. His name is Danny McBride, and on July 24, 2019, he revealed what could potentially be one of his next roles.

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, McBride spoke with the host and discussed his time spent with artist Kanye West. The general public has a broad understanding of West and that he’s always the one to come up with outside the box ideas. His latest scheme involved McBride, and it’s as wild as you think.

“He had an idea for a project that I think was a pretty brilliant idea,” McBride told Kimmel. “He wanted to do a movie about the story of his life, and he wanted me to play him… I thought it was a cool enough idea that I was like, ‘Yeah, I would love to hang out and talk about it.'”

McBride has a history of playing the character who fits the mold of a Kanye West personality, so this makes sense to some degree. How the two linked up is a funny story. The Eastbound & Down star recently moved to South Carolina and received a phone call from a long time fan.

“One day I got a phone call out of nowhere and the voice sounded familiar, but I wasn’t sure who it was. I was like, ‘Hello?’ and he was like, ‘Hey, is Danny there?’ He was like, ‘This is Kanye West.’ I thought it was a joke. He basically said that he was a fan of mine and wanted to come hang out.”

What do you think, are you interested in seeing this project?