Eddie Murphy to Star in Netflix' Film 'Dolemite is My Name'

Dolemite Is My Name

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A film based on the life of the comedian Rudy Ray Moore is coming to Netflix soon, and it's set to star Eddie Murphy, with an all-star supporting cast! 


Dolemite is My Name centers on the comedian Rudy Ray Moore, who becomes a word-of-mouth sensation when he has an epiphany to borrow the persona of 1970s street mythology Dolemite, a "pimp with a cane and an arsenal of obscene fables". With his records considered as "too racy" for mainstream radios, he gets a dramatist to make a film about his alter-ego, one that features kung fu, car chases, and an ex-backup singer who becomes his foil. 

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This upcoming film is a celebration of Moore's talent and influence among comics and rappers. It is to be helmed by director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Empire), and written by award-winning writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.

Eddie Murphy will be starring as the titular character, who will be joined by a star-studded cast which includes Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Kody Smit-McPhee, Snoop Dogg, Ron Cephas Jones, and more. 

A release date is yet to be announced. You can keep checking back on this link for updates. 

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