With a whole slew of comedies both spectacular and downright terrible in his past, Eddie Murphy is looking to take on the most serious role of his career. The Washington Post reports Murphy is slated to star in a biopic of former Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry for HBO Films. Even more interesting is that Spike Lee is also attached to direct the film which looks to use various sources (like the 1994 book Dream City) to tell the life story of Barry, the first prominent civil-rights activist to become chief executive of a major American city and a man who has endured various political and legal controversies and has somehow maintained his popularity and influence on the nation’s capitol. This just might be a film that paints Murphy in a new light and could open the door for more dramatic roles in his future. The actor received an Oscar nomination for Dreamgirls previously, but his role was still pretty comedic, so this will certainly be a big change of pace. Stay tuned.
Not entirely sure we needed to see Fozzie Bear get waxed but I'm still excited for this.
Will Ferrell visits 10 Major League Baseball spring training camps in one day and plays every position, as part of a new comedic sports documentary for HBO.
Also, the season 2 finale of 'Halt and Catch Fire' and the latest episode of FX's 'Tyrant.'
"Everyone looks like they're playing their own parents."
Setrakian reveals his fountain of youth, Gus runs into a serious problem, and Eph goes real dark.
The first episode of the new series is officially in the can!
"If that's the thing that keeps you out of heaven, I don't wanna go."
"I would be cautious. The young turk may inspire the old Lithuanian to keep himself interesting."
"Vasiliy and Setrakian have a similar connection as [me] and David [Bradley]. I really look up to him, and really love and respect him. We’ve developed this bond that I think has really reverberated on screen."
The two have decided to pursue other creative endeavors, but will collaborate again in the future.