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Netflix Teaming with Eddie Murphy on “Dolemite Is My Name!”

Netflix Teaming with Eddie Murphy on “Dolemite Is My Name!”
  • Netflix announced that they are making Dolemite is my Name! a film based on the real life story of Rudy Ray Moore starring Eddie Murphy
  • Cast: Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes (Blade trilogy, The Expendables 3), Mike Epps (Next Friday, The Hangover), Craig Robinson (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Office), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Office Christmas Party)
  • Director: Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow)
  • Producer: Davis Entertainment’s John Davis and John Fox, and Eddie Murphy
  • Executive Producer: Michael Beugg
  • Writers: Golden Globe and Emmy Award winners Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People vs. Larry Flynt, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson)
  • Logline: Real life story of the irreverent Rudy Ray Moore, a “larger than life” comedian, musician, singer, actor, and film producer in the 1970’s. When he couldn’t get work in Hollywood, he simply created his own - including the most well-known Blaxploitation film of all time, Dolemite.
  • Filming began June 11 around Los Angeles
  • Netflix will launch the film in 2019