Eddie Murphy is starring in Netflix’s new film Dolemite Is My Name, which premieres on the streaming behemoth’s platform this fall.
In the Craig Brewer-directed film Murphy portrays the character of Rudy Ray Moore alongside Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Wesley Snipes, and Snoop Dogg.
The film, based on a true story, pays homage to Moore, a singer, dancer, and comedian whose heyday was during the 1960s and 1970s.
Moore made the 1975 classic blaxploitation film titled Dolemite, which was based on a man of the same name who a local used to tell obscene stories about to Moore.
In the film, Moore has various showbiz failures and eventually has an epiphany. He then uses the persona of Dolemite, a pimp with a cane that’s armed with an “arsenal of obscene fables” for his new act.
Moore then produces a movie about Dolemite, which eventually becomes a box office hit and a defining film during the Blaxploitation era.
Watch the trailer above.