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Eddie Murphy In Talks For Netflix Mockumentary About '60s Soul Singer
In the past several years Netflix has become a great source for good and original series: House Of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, Daredevil (as well as other Marvel Television series) and Master Of None (among many, many others). Now, the streaming media service is readying the release of a fake documentary that will star iconic comedian Eddie Murphy, called Soul Soul Soul: The Murray Murray Story.
Soul Soul Soul will have Murphy portray Murray Murray, a soul singer from the early 1960s. The "documentary" will focus on the singer's life as he attempts to put his old band back together, and take down hip-hop after a popular artist samples his hit song from 1962 (considering how popular hip-hop has become throughout the years Murray Murray probably won't make it too far, but we'll indulge him).
The mockumentary will serve as a reunion of sorts for Murphy and director Brett Ratner (the two first worked together on 2011's Tower Heist, and were at one time attached to collaborate on Beverly Hills Cop 4), while Chris Case (Legit, Reba and Sin City Saints) will be writing the script, and Brian Grazer and Tyler Mitchell will serve as its producers.
The most recent project we saw Murphy a part of was this year's Mr. Church, where he portrayed the title character, a man that ends up taking care of a young girl once her mother dies from cancer. It'll be great to see Murphy in a comedic role again, especially considering it'll be that of a soul singer trying to make a comeback at arguably the worst time possible.
Maybe some of Soul Soul Soul will even be inspired by Murphy's brief music career (let us all take this moment to remember his two biggest hits, the Rick James-produced "Party All The Time" and "Put Your Mouth On Me"), but we won't find that out until it drops (hopefully) in the foreseeable future.