DOLEMITE IS MY NAME Starring Eddie Murphy Gets a Trailer

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It's getting a Netflix release as well though, and the streaming service has now dropped the first trailer giving us our first look at Murphy in the iconic role.

Directed by Craig Brewer, the film stars as Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps, Keegan-Michael Key, and Titus Burgess. Plus, with a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People vs. O.J. Simpson), this is bound to be an entertaining look at a story that hasn't been told on the big screen before. An official release date hasn't been announced but the film will premiere sometime during the film festival which is from September 5 through September 15.

This movie marks the beginning of Eddie Murphy's return to the limelight. Moore chose to adopt the persona on his 1970 comedy record, "Eat Out More Often", and by 1975 had earned enough money performing to finance the first Dolemite film, which he also co-wrote.

"We would all get together and watch various independent films, and specifically classic blaxploitation movies, and Dolemite was that movie we'd always watch because of its glorious flaws".

"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". Again, the movie comes to Netflix and select theaters this fall. Enter, Dolemite, a pimp with a generous repertoire of obscene tales. Moore's ambition is towards the career is to enhance the selling bootleg and set records for the mainstream radio stations.

Rudy Ray Moore was a comedian, singer, film actor, director.

Murphy, who has been itching to depict Moore on film, brings all the swag, laughs, and '70s flavor that you'd expect and want to see in a movie like this.

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