Eddie Murphy’s last feature film was Mr. Church, a movie I did not know existed until I Googled, “What was Eddie Murphy’s last feature film?”. Although the film barely registered with most, it was a strong indicator that the enigmatic comedian turned actor has a desire to continue to appear on the big screen. His next film appears to be a dream come true for the actor. Per Deadline:
Eddie Murphy is about to return to the screen for the first time in awhile. He’s starring in Dolemite Is My Name, a Netflix film which begins production June 12 about the life of Rudy Ray Moore, the star of the blaxploitation Dolemite films. Hustle and Flow‘s Craig Brewer is directing a script by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, the writing team behind such quirky biographical films as Big Eyes, Ed Wood and The People Vs. Larry Flynt. John Davis and John Fox are producing with Murphy, who has been eager to play this role for a decade.
I would say, “take my money now!”, but Netflix already has it.