Move over Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy is the new big news in Netflix original films. Today the network announced that Murphy will star in “Dolemite is My Name”, a biopic about the life of Rudy Ray Moore. Moore was the star of the infamous Dolemite blaxploitation films.
The films’ being written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski who you know from “Ed Wood” and The “People vs Larry Flynt.”
Murphy has reportedly been eager to take on the role and biopic for quite some time, which could explain how Netflix was able to lure him back to work after a prolonged absence from the big and small screen.
Production begins this month.