Wesley Snipes (“Blade”), Craig Robinson (“Hot Tub Time Machine”), Mike Epps (“Fifty Shades of Black”), Titus Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) and Da’Vine Joy Randolph (“Office Christmas Party”) are all joining Eddie Murphy In Netflix’s new biopic “Dolemite Is My Name”.
Murphy will play Rudy Ray Moore, the comedian well-known for his raunchy, X-rated stand up that he also infused with rapping and rhythm, earning him the nickname Godfather of Rap.
Moore also became popular for his creation of the character Dolemite in his stand-up routines that, after five years of performing as the urban hero, decided to bring him to the big screen with the 1975 movie of the same name.
The hit film spawned two official sequels, one unofficial one and an appearance in a short film. Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow”) will helm from a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Filmiong is now underway ahead of a 2019 release.