Eddie Murphy Is Back in First “Dolemite Is My Name” Trailer

Eddie Murphy is making a resurgence, and he’s got powerhouse Netflix by his side to ensure it all goes right.

The streaming studio, who has been knocking it out the park over the last couple of years in regards to original content, has just dropped the first trailer for the highly anticipated Dolemite Is My Name.

Based on the true story of comedian Rudy Ray Moore, the film showcases how a man, hell-bent on a career path, can conjure up success by way of confidence, self-belief, and a little bit of luck. After convincing a social-justice minded dramatist to write his newly formed alter ego a film, Dolemite takes his fate into his own hands, crafting an epic experience for fans that single handily transforms him from a singular talent to a bonified legend.

The trailer appears to showcase Murphy’s humor in extreme doses, giving the impression that this film is his vehicle to live and die by.  We’ll have to wait and see if he can create the same energy as the original Dolemite, which became a defining movie of the Blaxploitation era.

Directed by Craig Brewer of Hustle & Flow fame, Dolemite Is My Name co-stars Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Snoop Dog, Tip ‘TI’ Harris, and Wesley Snipes.

The film will hit select theaters and the streaming platform this fall after a world premiere next month at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.