Friday, April 01, 2022

Eddie Murphy in Talks to Play George Clinton


Eddie Murphy is being considered for the role of George Clinton in a new biopic... 

Eddie Murphy is in early talks to play Parliament-Funkadelic leader George Clinton in an upcoming biopic.
Murphy also will serve as producer with John Davis and Catherine Davis through their Davis Entertainment banner. They are tying down rights with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and then they will set writers and shop the project.
Murphy has a three-picture deal with Amazon that came after the success of Coming 2 America, and this is a passion project for him.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Eddie has comedic chops, yet Clinton was more "freaky-deeky". Still sounds like a good time for all.

Anonymous said...

Eddie is freaky deeky. Did you forget about the Trans he was caught with?
I think it's a great match up. Eddie thinks he can sing. So does Clinton. Eddie likes to play dress up and act like he can play the guitar. Remember that skit when he played James Brown on SNL?
The funky music is what made Parliament successful. The crazy homemade cloths were just an added attraction.
The only difference is Eddie want have to be on drugs like Clinton was.

iketernr said...

PFunk was a loose but strong lineup of musicians. I’m looking forward to this!

Alma's Daughter said...

Murphy would be good in this. I can see him as a Parliament singing on stage with conk in his hair and as a Funkadelic in full Davy Crockett gear. And who will play Bernie Worell. Maybe one of the Wayan brothers could pull that off. I hope Eddie can make this happen.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad he's bringing non-mainstream black entertainment history to the screen. The Rudy Ray Moore biopic was good and I'm sure this movie will be better.

Tiff said...

I hope they tell the truth about how George swindled away all the money from the musicians he played with! I was shocked when I learned how shady he was on "Tear the Roof Off" documentary on Amazon.

Anonymous said...

Bernie's widow said that she's suing George.

Anonymous said...

True that Tiff I saw the doc. It was good and sad for all the ppl that he swindled. He is nothing but a drug addict.

NiyabinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

I never knew about George's swindling ways, I swear we are sometimes our own worst enemies. The original black godz, and the original black devils. With that being said, I can see Eddie bringing this to life.

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