Somewhat the ageing comics savior these days, Netflix has retained the services of “My Name is Dolemite” and “Beverly Hills Cop” 4 star Eddie Murphy for an untitled comedy feature that Kenya Barris will direct.
The “Coming 2 America” scribe co-penned the script with Jonah Hill, who will play the other lead.
Plot details remain under wraps but THR believes the pic “is said to be an incisive examination of modern love and family dynamics and how clashing cultures, societal expectations and generational differences shape and affect relationships. Murphy and Hill will find themselves on opposite sides of some of those divides.”
Barris is making his directorial debut on the project, which will likely be on Murphy’s docket next – ready to go as soon as he completes filming of the next “Beverly Hills Cop”.