Eddie Murphy To Portray "Dolemite" Star Rudy Ray Moore In New Movie

Eddie Murphy will play The Legend in a new movie for Netflix.

(AllHipHop News) Eddie Murphy is returning to the big screen after two years to play late "Dolemite" star Rudy Ray Moore.

The comedian was last seen in 2016's "Mr. Church" and now he will star in the movie, which will begin filming on June 12.

"Hustle and Flow's" Craig Brewer will direct the film, while Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski have written the script.

Moore got his idea for the "Dolemite" films while working at a record store in Hollywood, where he would hear stories about a pimp and hustler named Dolemite.

He began performing as Dolemite in clubs and sold records of his acts, which enabled him to finance the 1975 film "Dolemite."

The movie spawned three sequels and is now considered a cult classic.

It is unclear when the movie will be released, but Murphy is slated to reprise his role as "Axel Foley" in the fourth installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise.

However, a release date has not been announced.

He will also be seen in the "Twins" sequel Triplets alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.