Eddie Murphy hasn’t put out a feature film since the 2012 comedy, “A Thousand Words”. To use an industry term, it wasn’t what movie experts would call a “hit”. Next month, Eddie Murphy returns to the big screen. In his comeback to feature films, Eddie is bypassing comedy and starring in the drama, “Mr. Church”. In the movie which is already receiving critical acclaim, Eddie Murphy stars as the title character, a stranger who is hired to cook for a single mom facing a terminal illness and her daughter, Charlie. The film is set in 1970s Los Angeles.
Natalie Coughlin (Californication) and Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland, Mother’s Day) co-star as the mother and daughter respectively. The relationship between Mr. Church and Charlie grows as their ties strengthen and they realize the value of family, even a family that’s not bound together by blood.
As fall approaches, there will be more and more award season buzz and “Mr. Church” promises to send that buzz in Eddie Murphy’s direction. He’s already getting thumbs up from reviewers for his performance. If there is an Oscar nomination in Eddie Murphy’s future for “Mr. Church”, it will be his second nod. Murphy was nominated for his performance in “Dreamgirls” (2007) which also earned him a Golden Globe award.
“Mr. Church” starring Eddie Murphy arrives in theaters nationwide on Friday, September 16th.