Eddie Murphy Plays Rudy Ray Moore in Netflix’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name’

Francois Duhamel  Netflix

Francois Duhamel Netflix

After a string of dead end jobs and entertainment oppurtunities, Moore made a decision to go into the world of comedy, which is where he crafted the Dolemite persona.

Dolemite Is My Name stars Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore, a real-life comedian known as the "Godfather of Rap" who reinvigorated his struggling career by turning himself into a wild 1970s blaxploitation character called Dolemite. And the flawless role for Eddie Murphy to take on these days. I think Brewer is an underrated talent, and I'm eager to see what he does here with the material, especially since it's from strong writers like Alexander and Karaszewski, who tend to find compelling stories about unusual figures like Ed Wood and Larry Flynt. By looking at the first footage, it's clear this isn't going to be a paint-by-numbers affair, which is refreshing. Eddie Murphy stars as Rudy Ray Moore, including a fantastic supporting cast with Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chris Rock, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Mike Epps, T.I.

'The Crown' Season 3 Officially Has a Premiere Date
The new season of the decorated historical drama will feature an all-new cast of actors taking over the lead roles. Both Seasons 3 and 4 of the series will be shot back-to-back, with Season 3 being released later this year.

Entertainment Weekly debuted the trailer for the movie, which is preparing to make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, followed by a limited theatrical release and arrival on Netflix sometime this fall. It's directed by Craig Brewer, most famous for Hustle & Flow and earning Three 6 Mafia an Oscar. He had this to say about taking on Dolemite Is My Name.

Dolemite was such a hit it spawned two sequels, as well as one unofficial sequel and an appearance in short film Murder Was the Case starring Snoop Dogg, and is credited as one of the most influential characters in the blaxploitation genre. 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. Murphy plays Moore in Dolemite Is My Name, which comes to Netflix and select theaters this fall.

Recommended News

  • I’m delighted with the three we’ve signed, reveals Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

    I’m delighted with the three we’ve signed, reveals Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

    I'm delighted with the three we've signed'. "It's all part and parcel of growing up in a United shirt. Within the team and the club we are feeling very confident and we don't feel that negativity.
    President Donald Trump Blasts Anthony Scaramucci’s TV Punditry

    President Donald Trump Blasts Anthony Scaramucci’s TV Punditry

    But he predicted that others would join him in considering an alternative if the president "doesn't reform his behavior". Scaramucci who has been critical of the president in recent TV appearances, shot back on Twitter early Sunday.
    Ninja disgusted with Twitch after pornography appears on his channel

    Ninja disgusted with Twitch after pornography appears on his channel

    Shear continued by stating that Twitch is suspending its stream recommendation process while the company investigates further. Ninja took to Twitter to air his grievances in a video posted on Sunday, with the text "Disgusted and so sorry ".
  • Hobbs & Shaw outmuscles box office competition in second weekend

    Hobbs & Shaw outmuscles box office competition in second weekend

    Newcomers like " The Art of Racing in the Rain ", with Milo Ventimiglia, of "This is Us", came in sixth place with $8.1 million. However, many have dubbed the latest instalments in the "Fast" film franchise as the worst movie that has been released so far.

    Camp Lejeune Marine Dies in Combat

    Koppenhafer was advising and accompanying the Iraqi Security Forces on a planned operation, Central Command's statement said. Our most honest thoughts are with the family and teammates of Gunnery Sergeant Koppenhafer during this hard time.
    Jon Gruden Breaks His Silence Regarding Antonio Brown's Helmet & Feet Controversy

    Jon Gruden Breaks His Silence Regarding Antonio Brown's Helmet & Feet Controversy

    Added Gruden: "He has a strong feeling about what he's worn on his head, and we're supporting him". Brown began camp on the non-football injury list with the soles of his feet cracked and healing.
  • Injuries force England to make three changes for Wales clash

    Head coach Eddie Jones said his focus for the four warm-ups is on "developing a team capable of winning in Japan". Heinz will be vice-captain and partners skipper George Ford at half-back, with Piers Francis at inside centre.
    Taliban Say Latest Talks End on Withdrawal of US from Afghanistan

    Taliban Say Latest Talks End on Withdrawal of US from Afghanistan

    The U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation formally concluded their combat mission in Afghanistan in 2014. A day later the group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that targeted security forces in Kabul.
    British government's Hong Kong intervention riles China

    British government's Hong Kong intervention riles China

    The Airport Express, the public train many use to reach the airport, isn't much more crowded right now than on a normal busy day. A large crowd sat under umbrellas, which are both a protest symbol in Hong Kong and protection from the summer heat.
  • Ejected in Brittney Griner-Kristine Anigwe Brawl

    Ejected in Brittney Griner-Kristine Anigwe Brawl

    Brittney Griner , the 6-foot-9 All-Star center, brought an arm back and swung toward Wings forward Kristine Anigwe . After an empty possession, the Mercury were forced to foul Ogunbowale, who finished with 23 points.
    Donald Trump Watches Bill Maher

    Donald Trump Watches Bill Maher "By Accident", Tweets On "Many False Statements"

    During a discussion on his show with panelists including former Virginia Gov. Don't have to be in W.H.to do that... Trump also had words for Scaramucci.
    Jeffrey Epstein's Death Likely Not Captured by Cameras in Facility

    Jeffrey Epstein's Death Likely Not Captured by Cameras in Facility

    In October, Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was killed in a federal prison in West Virginia where had just been transferred. Epstein's death raises questions about how the Bureau of Prisons ensures the welfare of such high-profile inmates.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.