EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is negotiating for Soul Soul Soul: The Murray Murray Story, a fake documentary that will star Eddie Murphy. The package has Brett Ratner directing a script by Chris Case, with Brian Grazer and Tyler Mitchell producing. Murphy will play Murray Murray, a soul singer from the early 1960s, in a docu about his life. Murray Murray, a legend in his own mind, puts his old band back together and tries to take down hip-hop when a hot artist samples his hit song from 1962.
Case wrote the Fox pilot Havoc, which is in contention for pickup. Murphy and Ratner, who did Tower Heist together, are at WME; Case is with CAA, Management 360 and Morris Yorn.