Netflix Teaming with Eddie Murphy on "Dolemite Is My Name!"
The Rudy Ray Moore Biopic Starts Filming in LA June 11
Netflix announced that they are making Dolemite is my Name! a film based on the real life story of Rudy Ray Moore starring Eddie Murphy
Cast: Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes (Blade trilogy, The Expendables 3), Mike Epps (Next Friday, The Hangover), Craig Robinson (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Office), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Da'Vine Joy Randolph (Office Christmas Party)
Director: Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow)
Producer: Davis Entertainment's John Davis and John Fox, and Eddie Murphy
Executive Producer: Michael Beugg
Writers: Golden Globe and Emmy Award winners Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People vs. Larry Flynt, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson)
Logline: Real life story of the irreverent Rudy Ray Moore, a "larger than life" comedian, musician, singer, actor, and film producer in the 1970's. When he couldn't get work in Hollywood, he simply created his own - including the most well-known Blaxploitation film of all time, Dolemite.
Filming began June 11 around Los Angeles
Netflix will launch the film in 2019