Dolemite Is My Name

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Dolemite Is My Name
Directed byCraig Brewer
Produced by
Written by
Music byScott Bomar
CinematographyEric Steelberg
Edited byBilly Fox
Distributed byNetflix
CountryUnited States

Dolemite Is My Name is an upcoming American biographical comedy film directed by Craig Brewer from a screenplay by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The film will star Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore, the comedian best known for raunchy comedy routines, often in rhyme. Moore's best known creation was the character of Dolemite, who appeared in his stand-up routine as well as a series of blaxploitation films in the 1970s.



On June 7, 2018, it was announced that Craig Brewer would direct Dolemite Is My Name from a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski with Netflix producing and distributing. Eddie Murphy was set to star as Moore.[1][2] Later that month, the rest of the principal cast was announced.[3][4][5][6] In July 2018, Chris Rock and Ron Cephas Jones joined the cast.[7][8] Principal photography began on June 12, 2018.[9]


  1. ^ Galuppo, Mia (June 7, 2018). "Eddie Murphy to Star as Rudy Ray Moore for Netflix". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Film News Roundup: Eddie Murphy to Star in Biopic ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ for Netflix
  3. ^ Wesley Snipes Joins Eddie Murphy in Netflix's 'Dolemite Is My Name!' (Exclusive)
  4. ^ T.I. in Talks to Join Eddie Murphy in Netflix's 'Dolemite Is My Name!' (Exclusive)
  5. ^ Keegan-Michael Key Joins Eddie Murphy in 'Dolemite Is My Name!' (Exclusive)
  6. ^ Stuparusic, Jelena (August 21, 2018). "ZVEZDA "UBICA MOG OCA" U HOLIVUDU: Filimonović u filmu s Marfijem i Snajpsom!" [STAR OF "MY FATHER'S KILLERS" IN HOLLYWOOD: Filimonovic in a movie with Murphy and Snipes!]. Kurir (in Serbian). Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  7. ^ Eddie Murphy dons retro blue suit while filming alongside Chris Rock and Keegan-Michael Key
  8. ^ 'This Is Us' Star Ron Cephas Jones Joins Eddie Murphy in 'Dolemite' (Exclusive)
  9. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (June 7, 2018). "Eddie Murphy to Star as Rudy Ray Moore for Netflix". Deadline. Retrieved June 7, 2018.

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