Entertainment Weekly talks to Dolemite is My Name director Craig Brewer
Let the Eddie Murphy comeback commence.
The legendary comedian and actor has rarely appeared on screen in the last decade, but he’s karate-chopping his way back in the exclusive first trailer for Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name.
Murphy stars as real-life comedian and “Godfather of Rap” Rudy Ray Moore, who went from floundering comic to word-of-mouth sensation thanks to his outlandish 1970s blaxploitation character Dolemite. Set to make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and have a limited theatrical release in the fall, the film from director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) follows Moore’s mission to make Dolemite, a movie unlike anything done before. Starring alongside Murphy are Tituss Burgess, Craig Robinson, Mike Epps, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Keegan-Michael Key, Snoop Dogg, and Wesley Snipes.