Eddie Murphy in First Trailer for Craig Brewer's 'Dolemite is My Name'

Eddie Murphy in First Trailer for Craig Brewer's 'Dolemite is My Name'

Borrowing from the road mythology of 1970s Los Angeles, Moore assumes the persona of Dolemite, a pimp with a cane and an arsenal of obscene fables. It's exactly who you want making a Rudy Ray Moore movie - and how could you ever find a better guy to play Moore than Eddie Murphy? He has been called the Godfather of Rap and it would be almost impossible to find all the times he is mentioned or sampled in the world of hip hop. Recently we've seen a surprisingly good Superfly remake as well as a new Shaft movie that fails to honor the legacy of the series despite starring three generations of the character. Not despite his lack of Kung-Fu skills.

Check out the Dolemite Is My Name trailer below.

"I've got an all-girl army who knows what to do". "From the first to the last, I give 'em the blast so fast that their life is past before their ass has even hit the grass".

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The original Dolemite movies were far from big budget Hollywood productions. "I think the great lesson is one can look at a budget that has no money, or perhaps a script that doesn't make any real plausible sense in places, and sometimes those movies need to happen, because sometimes what doesn't work becomes classic material". The biopic was written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the writers behind Man On The Moon, The People Vs. Larry Flynt, and Ed Wood. The film is being directed by Hustle & Flow's Craig Brewer, who spoke about why Moore's story appealed to him.

While Netflix has some fairly high-profile releases this fall, including new films from Martin Scorsese, Noah Baumbach, Steven Soderbergh, and David Michôd, they will also be bringing much more to festivals, followed by a release on their streaming service. Watch the rollicking first trailer for Dolemite Is My Name! above.

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