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‘Dolemite Is My Name’ is Coming

Forget about that dreadful remake of BELLY that was repackaged as a remake of Superfly by who cares. Embrace the spirit that was overpowering from Michael Jai White's Black Dynamite. The moment youse thought would never happened is already in preproduction - Dolemite is Coming!! Sort

Forget about that dreadful remake of BELLY that was repackaged as a remake of Superfly by who cares. Embrace the spirit that was overpowering from Michael Jai White’s Black Dynamite. The moment youse thought would never happened is already in preproduction –

Dolemite is Coming!! Sort of.

Eddie Murphy’s “Dolemite Is My Name” and DreamWorks Animimation’s “Abominable” have rounded out their casts and veteran exec Gary Glushon joins F. Gary Gray’s production company.

Wesley Snipes, Craig Robinson, Mike Epps, Tituss Burgess and Da’Vine Joy Randolph have joined Eddie Murphy in the Netflix biopic “Dolemite Is My Name!”

Production started June 11 with Craig Brewer directing from a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Murphy is also producing with John Davis and John Fox. Michael Buegg is executive producing.

The project centers on the life of Rudy Ray Moore, who recorded the Dolemite comedy albums in the early 1970s and used the proceeds to finance the 1975 film “Dolemite,” in which he starred as a pimp and ghetto hero. Moore also starred as Dolemite in “The Human Tornado,” “The Monkey Hustle,” and “Petey Wheatstraw: The Devil’s Son-in-Law.” He died in 2008.

Netflix will launch the film in 2019. Murphy has limited his movie performances in recent years, last starring in the 2016 drama “Mr. Church” and the 2012 comedy-drama “A Thousand Words.”

Dave McNary of Variety, [ https://variety.com/2018/film/news/wesley-snipes-craig-robinson-eddie-murphy-dolemite-1202847429/ ]

 

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A misanthropic fiction writer and pop culture killer, originally from NYC as well loiterer of the Philadelphia area. The author of a handful of spoken word albums. Member of the Jade Palace Guard; a collective of underground lo-fi artists. Creator and author of HAINESVILLE. Currently residing in Tucson, AZ.

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