Have you been missing Eddie Murphy? Of course you have. It’s been too long since Murphy was in our living rooms and movie theaters. Thankfully, it looks like he’s about to make his big return to Hollywood.
Last month it was reported that the 58-year-old comedian was close to signing a $70 million deal with Netflix. We still don’t have confirmation on that, but we do have this Netflix trailer for you, which features Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore.
The biopic is set to makes its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Stung by a string of showbiz failures, floundering comedian Rudy Ray Moore (Murphy) has an epiphany that turns him into a word-of-mouth sensation: step onstage as someone else. Borrowing from the street mythology of 1970s Los Angeles, Moore assumes the persona of Dolemite, a pimp with a cane and an arsenal of obscene fables.
In addition to Murphy, this movie also stars Tituss Burgess, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson and Keegan-Michael Key.
It’ll hit select theaters this fall before being released around the world on Netflix.
Check out the trailer below…