The last great hope for a resurgence in the career of Eddie Murphy seemed to be the Richard Pryor biopic. While Murphy playing Pryor is basically too obvious to happen (he arguably owes his entire career to Pryor’s influence) doing so could have brought the actor up out of the career sewer in which he’s been flailing around for some time. It’s one thing to make money-grubbing films like Meet Dave and Imagine That, but when those movies don’t actually make all that much cash, it might be time to re-think things. But Muphy bailed on that project, and in so doing killed most of the hope that he might make a movie worth watching any time soon.

Now, with the announcement that Murphy will produce and just maybe star in a new R-rated buddy comedy set in New York City, it’s time for the classic talk (just one funny R-rated film could save his career!) to begin again. Read More »