Let’s take a second to give props to Netflix for rounding up such an amazing cast for Dolemite Is My Name. Not only does <a class="sugar-inline-link ga-track" title="Latest photos and news for Eddie Murphy" href="https://www.popsugar.com/Eddie-Murphy" target="_blank" data-ga-category="Related" data-ga-label="https://www.popsugar.com/Eddie-Murphy" data-ga-action=" Links”>Eddie Murphy star in the upcoming comedy, but he’ll be joined by Wesley Snipes, Tituss Burgess, Keegan-Michael Key, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Craig Robinson, T.I., and more in bringing the true story to life.
The film, which will debut in select theaters and on the streaming giant this Fall, follows struggling comedian Rudy Ray Moore (Murphy) as he decides to create an outrageous onstage alter ego — Dolemite — to put an end to his long string of failures in show business (singing, stand-up comedy, etc.). The creation of the obscene pimp character eventually leads him to cross paths with pretentious and skeptical director D’Urville Martin (Snipes), who agrees to helm his movie. Against all odds, Moore’s Dolemite becomes a box-office smash and one of the most memorable films from the ’70s blaxploitation era.
Watch the trailer above, and then see what other original films Netflix has released so far this year.