Eddie Murphy Takes on the Story Behind Dolemite in “Dolemite Is My Name”

Maybe, just maybe this is one of the beginning milestones of Eddie Murphy’s long, circuitous route back into stand-up comedy? 

This biopic, Dolemite Is My Name (written by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski and directed by Craig Brewer) that follows the career of comedian Rudy Ray Moore as his better known persona, blaxploitation star Dolemite seems very intriguing, especially with a supporting cast that boasts Keegan-Michael Key, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, and Wesley Snipes.

If anything, it’s somewhat comforting to see Eddie back in the role of a comedian and he, in turn, seems pretty right at home as Rudy Ray Moore.

See all about this for yourself in the trailer, then look for the release of Dolemite Is My Name this Fall.