Eddie Murphy To Star As “Dolemite” In Netflix Biopic

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Eddie Murphy has been laying low after going through a custody battle with his ex Mel B surrounding their daughter.

According to Deadline, Murphy is working on his next film that is set to drop on Netflix about Rudy Ray Moore. Rudy passed away in 2008.

“…As a stand-up comedian, film star and singer he enjoyed decades of acclaim among urban African-American communities. If his profanity-laced comedy routines and no-budget movies appeared to be made strictly for ghetto audiences, he more recently became an icon of ironic urban hip to those nostalgic for black American culture before MTV,” Rudy’s obituary reads.

Rudy’s first film was 1975’s Dolemite, which was based off stories Rudy would hear of a real-life pimp. These stories were turned into records that funded his first movie. From then on out more films followed and he became known for his unique work.

There is no release date for the film set at the moment.

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