Dolemite Is My Name: Buzzy Movies–Craig Brewer’s New Feature, Starring Eddie Murphy

Dolemite Is My Name

World Premiere: Toronto Film Fest

Distributor: Netflix, October 4 theatrical run; October 25 streaming on Netflix

Director: Craig Brewer

Eddie Murphy plays Rudy Ray Moore, the standup comedian who created the Blaxploitation character Dolemite in his comedy act, a pimp who owns a nightclub, and then went on to star in and produce the 1975 movie of the same name.

It’s Murphy’s comeback, and to promote Dolemite Is My Name he’s appearing on “Saturday Night Live” in December–for the first time in 35 years.

Audiences will also see the return of Wesley Snipes as “Dolemite” director D’Urville Martin.

Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter (Black Panther) designed the clothes for this 1970s spectacle extravaganza.


Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Snoop Dogg, Ron Cephas Jones, Barry Shabaka Henley, Tip ‘TI’ Harris, Luenell, Tasha Smith, Wesley Snipes