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The Rap on Rudy Ray Moore: How ‘Dolemite’ Became as Much a Soul Musical as Comedy

Among the other things Eddie Murphy’s rapturously received new comedy has going for it, “Dolemite Is My Name” might be the movie musical of the year, in spirit, if not wholly in form. At least, there are a few sequences where its real-life protagonist, comedian/musician/actor Rudy Ray Moore, breaks into a kind of proto-hip-hop performance […]

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The Rap on Rudy Ray Moore: How ‘Dolemite’ Became as Much a Soul Musical as Comedy

Among the other things Eddie Murphy’s rapturously received new comedy has going for it, “Dolemite Is My Name” might be the movie musical of the year, in spirit, if not wholly in form. At least, there are a few sequences where its real-life protagonist, comedian/musician/actor Rudy Ray Moore, breaks into a kind of proto-hip-hop performance […]

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Film News Roundup: Tracy Morgan Joins Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming 2 America’

In today’s film news roundup, Tracy Morgan and Michael Rooker book roles in major movies, and Gravitas buys “Christmas Break-In.”CastingsTracy Morgan has signed on to appear in Eddie Murphy’s “Coming 2 America” sequel as the brother of Lesley Jones’ character.“Hustle & Flow” helmer Craig Brewer is directing the project with Murphy, Kevin Misher, and Kenya […]

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Jermaine Fowler to Co-Star With Eddie Murphy in ‘Coming 2 America’ (Exclusive)

Jermaine Fowler is set to play one of the leads opposite Eddie Murphy in Paramount’s sequel “Coming 2 America,” sources tell Variety.“Hustle & Flow” helmer Craig Brewer is on board to direct the pic with the studio planning an August 7, 2020 release.Plot details of “Coming 2 America” are unknown, as are the details of […]

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We’re Headed Back to Zamunda! Coming to America’s Sequel Finds a Director

It’s been 31 years since we’ve visited Zamunda, and it’s about time we went back!The long-awaited sequel to the 1988 romantic comedy Coming to America has taken a step closer to becoming an official reality. Paramount Pictures has tapped Craig Brewer, the director of Hustle & Flow and the Footloose remake, to lead the project. […]

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Film News Roundup: Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America 2’ Draws Craig Brewer to Direct

In today’s film news roundup, “Coming to America 2” gets a director, Quincy Jones and James Blum get an honor and production begins on the Julia Louis-Dreyfus-Will Ferrell’s comedy-drama “Downhill.”Director AttachedParamount Pictures has hired “Hustle & Flow” helmer Craig Brewer to direct its sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy “Coming to America.” Murphy is […]

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