“Saturday Night Live” alum and Oscar nominee Eddie Murphy leads an A-list cast on a project that’s moving forward at Netflix.
“Dolemite Is My Name!,” a film based on the real-life story of “larger than life” 1970s comedian, musician, singer, actor and film producer Rudy Ray Moore, also stars Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess and Da’Vine Joy Randolph.
The biopic is directed by Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow”), and produced by Davis Entertainment’s John Davis and John Fox, along with Murphy. Executive producer is Michael Beugg.
Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the movie is on track for a 2019 launch.