It may come as a shock to some, but Eddie Murphy is still funny. And he still knows how to command a crowd with the perfect joke. For a while, it looked like Eddie had retired his Bill Cosby impersonation in light of the legal troubles facing the befallen comedy legend. But he surprised everyone with some very funny Cosby banter during his acceptance speech for the Mark Twain Prize in Washington, D.C. And the AP Wire now has video from his appearance.
Eddie Murphy hasn't had a hit movie in years. Hard to believe, but his last big screen outing was in the 2012 comedy A Thousand Words. Since then, he has been laying dormant, plotting his return to the stage for his first stand-up comedy show in decades. Of course, we're no closer to that happening than we were back in 1987, when his final stand-up movie Eddie Murphy Raw hit theater screens. But while accepting his Mark Twain Prize, he did tease that something is on the horizon.Read More
It may be quite some time before Triplets moves forward, but Arnold Schwarzenegger will still be keeping busy. He's getting ready to shoot The Legend of Conan later this year, and he also recently signed on to star in 478. Do you hope Triplets moves forward soon?
Triplets is in development .Read More
The project was previously known as Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?, but this new report from Entertainment Tonight claims the biopic is currently untitled. No story details have emerged at this time, and it isn't known how large Eddie Murphy and Kate Hudson's roles will be. Oprah Winfrey is also producing and starring as Richard Pryor's grandmother Marie Carter. No production schedule was given at this time.
Ironically, Mike Epps was actually hand-picked by Richard Pryor himself to play him in a different biopic in 2005, just before he died, but that project never got off the ground. Eddie Murphy was also attached to yet another Richard Pryor biopic that was being set up by director Bill Condon, but he was eventually replaced by Marlon Wayans, although that project is still stuck in development. Eddie Murphy will next be seen in Cook, and Kate Hudson stars in the upcoming Rock the Kasbah. Take a look at Lee Daniels' Instagram photo with Eddie Murphy below.Read More
Beverly Hills Cop 4 was originally expected to start filming in fall of last year, so that it could land on its intended March 25, 2016 release date. Delays occurred, and it seems, at least according to Eddie Murphy, that it was because the script wasn't right. At this time, Brett Ratner is still attached to direct. He previously worked with Eddie Murphy on Tower Heist. And the duo were set to collaborate on the 2012 Oscar ceremony, but both dropped out before it could happen.
The current Beverly Hills Cop 4 script draft comes from Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, who caught heat for some of their poor decisions in writing 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That fact may provide some clues as to what has Eddie Murphy so bothered by the screenplay.Read More
Britt Robertson has signed on to star alongside Eddie Murphy in Cook, which marks Eddie Murphy's return to the drama genre.
The story centers on Henry Church (Eddie Murphy), who is hired by a dying man to prepare meals for his cancer-striken girlfriend Marie Brody and her young daughter Charlotte (Britt Robertson) after he passes away. Henry agrees to cook for Marie and Charlotte for a six-month term, only to become deeply involved in their lives as Marie battles her illness for the next six years.Read More
Back in March, we reported that Forest Whitaker is producing the biopic Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?, along with the comedian's widow Jennifer Pryor. Today, we have word that Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans and Eddie Murphy have emerged as front runners to play Richard Pryor, with Lee Daniels in negotiations to direct for The Weinstein Company.
The trio of actors represent vastly different age groups, although the 26-year-old Michael B. Jordan and 41-year-old Marlon Wayans are considered the front runners. The project is said to center on the comedian's life in his 30s, though it isn't known if Michael B. Jordan can be aged-up through makeup to take on the role. Both Marlon Wayans and the 51-year-old Eddie Murphy had previously been attached to the gestating biopic at different points in development, which once had Bill Condon set to direct.Read More
Last week, we reported that Paramount Pictures is developing a Beverly Hills Cop sequel, after CBS passed on their TV pilot in May. Today, that news has been confirmed, with screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec (Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol) writing the script and Eddie Murphy reprising his role as Axel Foley.
Although the pilot ultimately didn't go to series, Paramount was reportedly intrigued by the interest garnered by the TV show, which tested very well and featured Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley and Brandon T. Jackson as his son, Aaron Foley, a rookie cop at the Beverly Hills Police Department. No story details were given for the sequel.Read More