Eddie Murphy stars in the movie as the outrageous and original Rudy Ray Moore who was many things over the years, including a comedian, musician, singer, actor, and producer.
Dolemite Is My Name will tell that story and it looks like Eddie Murphy was the perfect choice to take on the larger then life persona.
The Dolemite Is My Name trailer is just as outlandish and unconventional as blaxploitation legend Rudy Ray Moore was in real life.
Related: Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson Join Dolemite Is My Name Biopic Dolemite Is My Name will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and then it will have a limited theatrical release in the fall before streaming on Netflix.
The biopic was directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle Flow) and follows Rudy Ray Moore's mission to make the Dolemite character become a worldwide sensation.
(Laughs) But as much as Rudy Ray Moore comes off as this wonderfully strong character, his story is really an underdog story, and I've always been drawn to movies of people who don't have much but do a hell of a lot with it, and that's what got me really interested once I read the script that Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander sent to me.At first I thought it was a Dolemite remake, and I was like, 'I know that there's probably a way you can make fun of it, but I don't know if I feel comfortable doing it.'
Fans of the blaxploitation legend will finally be able to get a look at Dolemite Is My Name this fall, though Netflix has yet to announce any official dates at this time, except for the TIFF in September.