Keegan-Michael Key is the latest star to join Netflix’s upcoming biopic “Dolemite is My Name!”, according to The Wrap.
The flick stars Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore, who was known as the Godfather of Rap for his raunchy comedic rap albums. In the albums, Moore adopted the alter ego Dolemite, a garishly dressed pimp who would brag about his women and sexual exploits with racy lyrics.
From the report: In 1975, Moore used the profits from his albums to star and produce “Dolemite,” a blaxploitation film about the titular pimp who takes on a corrupt nightclub owner with the help of his kung fu prostitutes. The film is regarded as one of the biggest successes of the genre. In the upcoming film, Key will play Jerry Jones, the man whom Moore convinced to write the screenplay and who also starred in the film as an FBI agent who helps Dolemite from the shadows.
“Dolemite is My Name!” also stars Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and T.I.