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After winning an Oscar for her costumes on the Ryan Coogler blockbuster Black Panther, Ruth E. Carter is carefully stitching together a plan for her next assignment — bringing the wardrobe to life for Coming to America 2.
EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures is setting Craig Brewer to direct Coming To America 2, finally bringing to the starting gate the sequel to the 1988 blockbuster comedy. Eddie Murphy is poised to reprise his role as Akeem, the pampered African prince who became bored of potential marriage partners in the kingdom too in…
EXCLUSIVE: New Line has attached Eddie Murphy to star, and Tim Story to direct and produce, an untitled comedy inspired by the hit Walter Matthau-Jack Lemmon comedy Grumpy Old Men. John Davis is producing through his Davis Entertainment banner. He produced the original.
In the 1993 comedy, two lifelong neighbors who’ve…
Kenan Thompson On Staying at ‘SNL’ “Forever” & His Dream Of “Taking The Tom Hanks Approach” To Movies
Last year Kenan Thompson officially became the longest-running Saturday Night Live cast member, with 15 seasons under his belt. And, when he started on the show in 2003, he was the show's youngest performer—a situation that seems worthy of some sort of SNL careerist medal.
Instead, this year he got his first Emmy nom f…
Eddie Murphy is about to return to the screen for the first time in awhile. He’s starring in Dolemite Is My Name, a Netflix film which begins production June 12 about the life of Rudy Ray Moore, the star of the blaxploitation Dolemite films. Hustle and Flow‘s Craig Brewer is directing a script by Scott Alexander & Larr…
The New York Times has gone as far as to call the film a defining moment for Black America, with Black Panther expected to break domestic opening records this weekend for the month of February with…
“It’s weird to see white people walking down Myrtle Avenue, unafraid,” Morgan said. “I'm a black man from Brooklyn and I'm afraid. I come out of a coma and everything has changed!”
Director Jonathan Levine will team with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris on a sequel to Eddie Murphy’s 1988 hit Coming to America, Deadline has confirmed. Barris will rewrite a Barry Blaustein & David Sheffield script.
Murphy is expected to reprise his role for the Paramount sequel, though nothing’s been finalized. Blaus…
By Greg Evans
Charlie Murphy, a comedian and writer who turned his Hollywood adventures with brother Eddie Murphy into some of the most popular bits of Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show, died of leukemia Wednesday in New York. He was 57.
“Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie…
By Greg Evans
The reveal came during STX’s presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
The Shrek films have amassed over $3.5 billion…
Eddie Murphy will receive the Career Achievement Award at the 20th annual Hollywood Film Awards, dick clark productions announced this morning. The ceremony, hosted by James Corden, will happen November 6 at the Beverly Hilton.
"Eddie Murphy has had a spectacular career as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and direct…
For those who’ve been thinking, “Geez, it’s been awhile since Eddie Murphy was in a movie,” listen up: Cinelou Films has set a September 16 bow for Mr. Church, the actor’s first flick in four years. The drama centers on the lifelong friendship that develops between a young girl (Tomorrowland‘s Britt Robertson) and the…
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