Tucker and Rock campaign for president. Two comedies about African-American leaders are in a run-off to reach the box office

By Liane Bonin
April 11, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

.name { font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica; font-size:.8em; font-weight: bold; color:ffffff; } .bodtxt { font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica; font-size:.8em; } Chris Rock is planning to make his directorial debut with a movie about the first African-American president. The catch? So is ”Rush Hour”’s Chris Tucker. No word on which candidate will win the race to reach the box office first since both films are still in development. But Tucker has an impressive swing vote in his favor: President Clinton has expressed interest in a cameo. EW.com decided to lobby for what we’d like to see on-screen.

  T U C K E R R O C K Running mate Jackie Chan Pootie Tang Oval Office scandal No one can understand the words that are coming out of his mouth He’s dead… and Warren Beatty is living in his body Campaign issue To pardon ”Money Talks” costar Charlie Sheen Involves Jesse Helms and a set of brass knuckles Passes out choking on… Dim sum Memories of bad ”SNL” skits First Lady Ruby Rhod David Spade in drag Secret Service code name (Unintelligible) *&$*! Impeached For ”Rush Hour 3” ”Lethal Weapon 4”