Comedian Eddie Murphy will star in the movie, “Dolemite” a star-studded 1970s Blaxploitation-themed movie, to be released this fall on Netflix and select theaters. Murphy stars as real-life comedian and “Godfather of Rap” Rudy Ray Moore, whose career took off after playing the character, Dolemite.
Stung by a string of showbiz failures, floundering comedian Rudy Ray Moore (played by Murphy) has an epiphany that turns him into a word-of-mouth sensation: step onstage as someone else. Borrowing from the street mythology of 1970s Los Angeles, Moore assumes the persona of Dolemite, a pimp with a cane and an arsenal of obscene fables. However, his ambitions exceed selling bootleg records deemed too racy for mainstream radio stations to play.
The movie also stars Tituss Burgess, Craig Robinson, Keegan-Michael Key, Snoop Dogg, Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps and more.