Dolemite is my Name stars Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray and the trailer for the biopic looks absolutely phenomenal.
Netflix has dropped the first trailer of 'Dolemite Is My Name', starring Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore in the biopic about the comedian, film producer, and star of the blaxploitation Dolemite films. The synopsis of the biopic reads, "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."
Saw the trailer for @netflix 's Dolomite is My Name starring Eddie Murphy. Even for a biopic this looks HILARIOUS! I've never seen Eddie be this funny in a LONG time, and this isn' even the full movie yet. Fingers crossed this is his comeback!— Steve Kidd (@MOVIELORD101) 13 August 2019
It further read, "However, his ambitions exceed selling bootleg records deemed too racy for mainstream radio stations to play. Moore convinces a social justice-minded dramatist (Keegan-Michael Key) to write his alter ego a film, incorporating kung fu, car chases, and Lady Reed (Da’Vine Joy Randolph), an ex-backup singer who becomes his unexpected comedic foil. Despite clashing with his pretentious director, D’Urville Martin (Wesley Snipes), and countless production hurdles at their studio in the dilapidated Dunbar Hotel, Moore’s Dolemite becomes a runaway box office smash and a defining movie of the Blaxploitation era."
The biopic is directed by Craig Brewer and the script is written by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, the producer of the biopic is John Davis and John Fox. The supporting cast of biopic includes Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Snoop Dogg, Ron Cephas Jones, Barry Shabaka Henley, Tip ‘TI’ Harris, Luenell, Tasha Smith.
Really hoping that Dolomite Is My Name is a better spiritual successor to Ed Wood than Disaster Artist was— the king of all skullmonkeys (@rodakscreens) 12 August 2019
This biopic will see Eddie Murphy coming back to the big screen after a while and the story is based on the life of comedian Rudy Ray Moore, who used the character of Dolemite to make a name for himself. At the beginning of the trailer, Murphy can be heard saying, "You know Auntie, I was thinking of putting out a comedy record. It's real hard to break in, I’d do whatever it takes to get in. I came up with a new character.”
I was born in a barrel of butcher knives! Shot in the Ass with 2 Colt 45s. I been slap by a bear, bit by an eel. I chew up railroad iron and [email protected] out steel! Dolomite is my name!!! #Classic https://t.co/lRCacPMPtg— Antonio Martez (@AntonioMartez) 12 August 2019
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Craig Brewer said, "I would say that the joy of my life has been this new working relationship with Eddie. I think he’s a true artist, as much as I know some people would go, ‘What? He’s a comedian, he’s an actor.’ Once you say ‘action,’ a fully formed character is coming out. We’ve established a really great, respectful working relationship. Also, I just wanted to work my ass off to see him on the big screen again doing what he does best.”