Puffy wants black 'Ocean's Eleven'
09:30 26 March 2005
Puff Daddy is planning to make an 'Ocean's Eleven'-style movie - but with an all-black cast.
The hip-hop star says he couldn't relate to the recent remake, which starred George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, because of its lack of African-Americans in it and wants Oscar-winning actors such as Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx to appear in the remake.
He told America's New York Daily News newspaper: "I was watching 'Ocean's Eleven' and I just couldn't relate to it. You have all these black icons, Chris Rock or Chris Tucker in comedy, Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx in acting, me and Jay-Z in music, what about us?
"It's about time to put the greatest black icons in a film together. We're not running around in 'do-rags and low riders anymore.
"I'm trying to hit the big screen, baby. I'm trying for my head to be six-feet tall."
Puffy recently revealed he wanted to become the first black James, saying he would be the perfect replacement for Pierce Brosnan.
He said at the time: "The world is ready for a black James Bond."
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