Eddie Murphy to Star in Mockumentary About Hip-Hop
Eddie Murphy will star in a fake documentary called Soul Soul Soul: The Murray Murray Story. Chris Case wrote the script, Brett Ratner will direct and Brian Grazer and Tyler Mitchell will produce. Netflix is currently negotiating to obtain the film.
According to Deadline Hollywood, "Murphy will play Murray Murray, a soul singer from the early 1960s, in a docu about his life. Murray Murray, a legend in his own mind, puts his old band back together and tries to take down hip-hop when a hot artist samples his hit song from 1962."
For more hip-hop related Eddie Murphy news, be sure to check out XXL's list of 20 Hip-Hop Songs That Shout Out Coming to America. From Audio Push to Action Bronson to Big Daddy Kane, the popular 1988 movie has been referenced myriad of times in rap songs.
Also, peep Murphy and Snoop Dogg's collaborative "Red Light," an island-inspired video. Additionally, watch Saturday Night Live's Jay Pharoah appear on DJ Whoo Kid's radio show and impersonate the legendary comedian.
Murphy and Ratner worked together for the 2011 flick Tower Heist, and it'll be interesting to see what they cook up with Soul Soul Soul. It's not every day that a hip-hop movie featuring a legendary comedian gets green lit. Stay locked to XXL for more information regarding this upcoming Murphy mockumentary and potential Netflix film.
20 Albums Turning 10 in 2016