Most if not all of the cast of Netflix’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name!’ has been announced.
We have high hopes for this biopic which is about pioneering comedian and blaxploitation film producer Rudy Ray Moore.
The son of a sharecropper, Moore broke Hollywood in the 1970s after the obscene stories of pimp and hustler named Dolemite inspired Moore’s club act. There he became his alter ego by the same name and he began generating records that mixed humor and a ghetto fantasy character, burnishing the legend.
The lyrics were too racy to be put on display in record stores, but he gained underground notoriety. The proceeds from his comedy records allowed Moore to finance the notorious 1975 blaxploitation film Dolemite, which he starred in as a kung fu-capable pimp ghetto hero who stuck it to The Man. Moore followed with three sequels.
Directed by Craig Brewer, shooting for the movie is currently underway in Los Angeles. The movie will drop in 2019. Check out the complete cast of Netflix’s ‘Dolemite is my Name!’
Eddie Murphy will play Rudy Ray Moore. This is Murphy’s first time back on the screen since 2016’s ‘Mr. Church.’
Michael Keegan Key will play Jerry Jones, a playwright who is convinced by Moore to write the screenplay for Dolemite.
Wesley Snipes is cast as D’Urville Martin, an arrogant actor and alcoholic who ends up directing Dolemite.
Da’Vine Joy Randolph is cast as Lady Reed.
T.I. will play a movie producer in what is described as a flashy and funny role.
Mike Epps’ role hasn’t been announced yet.
Tituss Burgess’ role hasn’t been announced yet.
Craig Robinsons’ role hasn’t been announced yet.