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Lee Daniels returns to Richard Pryor biopic; Jay-Z added as a producer

Back in May we reported that the long-gestating Richard Pryor biopic was cancelled because director Lee Daniels had to bail due to his busy schedule. I would be over-exaggerating in saying the world wept, but I certainly did, and my friends can attest to the fact I locked myself in my room for a fortnight so that I may sob in solitude. Turns out, all those tears and listening...
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Review: Mr. Church

PLOT: A terminally ill woman (Natascha McElhone), and her young daughter are gifted with the services of a mysterious cook, Mr. Church ( Eddie Murphy ) by a wealthy benefactor. REVIEW: Even though MR. CHURCH is not a good movie it’s probably still worth seeing. Everything about it is cloying and sentimental, playing like an even more genteel remake of director Bruce...
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Eddie Murphy would be game to do a "funny" superhero movie

Despite what dissenting hipsters or right-wing conspiracy theorists may say, this is a great time to be alive. Virtual reality is a thing, our presidential election resembles a sitcom, and Eddie Murphy is taking back the spotlight. Okay, he may not have a bevy of premium roles on the conveyer belt, but the man is obviously more focused, and has even contemplated a return the...
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Ghostbusters, It, Mad Max, Scream

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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Eddie Murphy talks possible return to standup & his movie hiatus

It’s hard to imagine that we’re in a world where there are young folks who are now about to vote in their first presidential election that only know Eddie Murphy as an actor in terrible, far-fetched kids movies. They will always think of him first as the guy from DADDY DAY CARE, MEET DAVE, PLUTO NASH, DR. DOLITTLE and A THOUSAND WORDS, with his greatest success being the...
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Shrek 5 is now in the cards for 2019

Universal's big acquisition ($3.8 billion to be exact) of DreamWorks Animation is like an onion. It has a lot of layers, and one of them now appears to be the revival of the SHREK franchise.  With NBCUniversal's deal for DWA expected to close sometime in August, CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg will waste no time in greenlighting their first two films - SHREK 5 and Edgar Wright...
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Paramount is taking another crack at Beverly Hills Cop 4

BEVERLY HILLS COP 4 has some life to it once again. After being pulled from Paramount's slate at the outset of last summer (the sequel was initially set up with a release date of March 25, 2016 - when BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE graced this world) due to script concerns, it appears progress is once again being made in bringing Eddie Murphy back to the big screen as...
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Netflix in talks for Eddie Murphy-Brett Ratner mockumentary Soul Soul Soul

Like his fellow Saturday Night Live alum Adam Sandler , Eddie Murphy might also be taking his talents to Netflix. Deadline is reporting that the streaming service is in negotiations for a music mockumentary titled SOUL SOUL SOUL: THE MURRAY MURRAY STORY. The film would see Murphy playing the titular Murray, "a soul singer from the early 1960s, in a docu about his...
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Tracy Morgan becoming Redd Fox for Lee Daniels' Richard Pryor biopic

It's been a long trip through development in order for a Richard Pryor biopic to get made, but it appears we're closer than ever to it finally happening. Granted, I won't believe it until cameras start rolling, as this project has been on the precipice of being a real thing before only for everything to collapse. However, Lee Daniels is moving ahead with his casting, believing this...
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Cool Videos: Chris Farley voices Shrek in this early test reel

SHREK proved to be one of DreamWorks' flagship animated titles, paving the way for sequels, merchandise, and even a rides. The duo of Mike Meyers and Eddie Murphy seemed inevitable, but as most SHREK fans know, that wasn't always the case. Before succumbing to a drug overdose in 1997, Farley had been cast as the lead ogre. Chris' brother, Kevin, had stated that,...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger says Eddie Murphy "loves" the idea for Triplets

Arnold Schwarzenegger has plans to revisit several of his iconic characters, he will reprise his role of the Terminator in the upcoming TERMINATOR: GENISYS as well as having THE LEGEND OF CONAN in development; however there remains one character that fans want to see more than any other, that of Julius Benedict from TWINS. Do they though? You might by lying there Kevin....
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Paramount pulls Eddie Murphy's Beverly Hills Cop 4 from its release schedule

Bad news this morning for those of you who were pumped to see the Brett Ratner -directed fourth installment in the BEVERLY HILLS COP franchise next year. Sources tell The Wrap that Paramount has removed BEVERLY HILLS COP 4 from its release schedule, and will no longer open on March 25, 2016 as planned . This is probably for the best since a little movie called BATMAN V SUPERMAN:...
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