Eddie Murphy has solely appeared in two motion pictures this decade: Tower Heist, A Thousand Words, and Mr. Church. (He additionally voiced Donkey in Shrek Forever After, however that doesn’t depend, for a lot of causes.) The comedy legend has been missed, however I suppose no Eddie Murphy is healthier than Norbit star Eddie Murphy.
In truth, it’s been 13 years since his final universally praised undertaking, Dreamgirls, and he’s returning to the 1970s for his subsequent movie. Directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow), Dolemite Is My Name stars Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore, a multi-talented comic and self-proclaimed “Godfather of Rap” who additionally appeared in a number of blaxploitation movies as his self-created character Dolemite.
“The most important thing to realize with this project is that this was his project; he wanted to tell the story of Rudy Ray Moore,” Brewer stated about Murphy (he’s additionally directing Coming to America 2). “I had recognized Eddie and he checked out Hustle & Flow and noticed the identical form of themes in that film as this was one, and he’s the one who actually supported me being the director of this. We’ve established a extremely nice, respectful working relationship. Also, I simply wished to work my ass off to see him on the large display screen once more doing what he does greatest.”
Watch the trailer above. Here’s the official plot abstract:
Academy Award nominee Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers flawed when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu preventing alter ego, Dolemite, turned a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.
Dolemite Is My Name, which additionally stars Tituss Burgess, Craig Robinson, Mike Epps, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Keegan-Michael Key, Snoop Dogg, and Wesley Snipes, will launch on Netflix and in choose theaters this fall.
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