Dolemite Is My Name starring Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Lady Reed and an awesome cast of many more. That’s all you need. Check out this trailer.
I am so excited for this I can’t stand it. I love the Dolemite movies, listening to and laughing along with Rudy Ray Moore’s party records, and I couldn’t be more hyped to see this new movie after watching that trailer. Dolemite Is My Name looks like it’s going to be a blast.
The film is a Netflix exclusive with a release date coming later this year. Everybody’s in this thing. Keegan-Michael Key plays actor, screenwriter and collaborator Jerry Jones, Mike Epps is “Mr. Motion” Jimmy Lynch, Tituss Burgess is producer Theodore Toney, Craig Robinson as singer and composer Ben Taylor and there’re cameos from Luenell, Snoop Dogg and even T. I. among tons of others.
Here’s the official synopsis along with just released new stills from the film. Get ready because Dolemite Is My Name is coming soon, and it’s gonna be big and a whole lotta fun.
When Hollywood shuts him out, multi-talented Rudy Ray Moore strikes out on his own to make the 1975 blaxploitation film "Dolemite."
Academy Award nominee Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.