Dolemite is My Name Trailer Starring Eddie Murphy

We’ve been talking about an Eddie Murphy comeback for a while now, but could this be the movie that finally gets that ball rolling? Murphy stars in Dolemite Is My Name, based on the true story of comedian Rudy Ray Moore and his pimp-tastic alter-ego Dolemite. Originally developed on stage, the character would go on to headline his own 1975 blaxploitation film that became a cult classic. Directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) the movie has an impressive supporting cast that includes Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Snoop Dogg, Ron Cephas Jones, Barry Shabaka Henley, Tip ‘TI’ Harris, Luenell, Tasha Smith and Wesley Snipes. Dolemite Is My Name will premiere at TIFF in September before arriving on Netflix later in the year; check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

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  • Would love to see Murphy get some kind of comeback. Thought it might happen after the awards buzz from Dreamgirls but he just disappeared back then. The dude was ruling the 80’s, big element of my childhood.