Eddie Murphy in Talks To Play Godfather of Funk George Clinton in Upcoming Biopic


Golden Globe-winner and veteran comic Eddie Murphy is claimed to be in early talks concerning a task the place he would emulate one other legend, Parliament-Funkadelic icon George Clinton in a brand new biopic, studies Selection

A Rock and Roll Corridor of Famer who’s extensively thought of a one of many pioneers of the funk musical style and whose profession stems for the reason that late Nineteen Sixties, Clinton revolutionized music for generations to come back by the emergence of his bands Funkadelic and its sister act Parliament.

The undertaking would recount the Godfather of Funk’s childhood in Nineteen Forties North Carolina to his legacy that propelled and impressed future hip-hop artists and genres, together with Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice Dice, Outkast and Wu-Tang Clan, amongst others.

Clinton graced the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame again in 1997, with 15 different rotating members of Parliament-Funkadelic.

In addition to starring because the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner, Murphy can be slated to provide the biopic, alongside Davis Leisure’s John Davis, Catherine Davis and John Fox, per Deadline

Whereas the undertaking continues to be in its early levels, Davis Leisure is working to safe the rights with Clinton in addition to scour for writers earlier than they store the movie.

Murphy beforehand labored with Davis, starring because the Blaxploitation movie star and creator of the character Dolemite, Rudy Ray Moore, in Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Title, which obtained vital acclaim.

Coming 2 America, the sequel to his 1988 traditional, shortly adopted after Murphy locked down a three-film, first-look deal with Amazon Studios final yr. 

The comedy icon is moreover set to star in one other Netflix movie, You Folks, with co-stars Jonah Hill and Lauren London, directed by Kenya Barris

The Norbit star will even return this summer season as his legendary function of Detective Axel Foley within the fourth installment of his Beverly Hills Cop movie sequence after a 28-year hiatus, Beverly Hills Cop 4, anticipated to drop in by late 2022 or 2023. 


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