Eddie Murphy will be shown in a film about the life of actor, comedian and singer Rudy Ray Moore. The film will be streamable via Netflix.
Murphy did little acting in recent years. His last role was in 2016 in the movie Mr. Church and also the years before he played in only a few productions.
Craig Brewer ( Hustle and Flow ) will take charge of the film and the duo Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who was previously responsible for the scripts of biography films such as Ed Wood and The People. Larry Flynt, writes the script.
Moore is best known for his role in the film Dolemite, which revolves around the eponymous pimp. This film preceded a series of records and comic acts in which Moore presented himself as Dolemite. The proceeds of this were used by Moore for making the film, which was released in 1975. The now 81-year-old Moore formed an inspiration for artists such as Snoop Dogg.
Production of the film will start next week, reports Deadline. When Netflix is about to stream the film, it is not yet known.