Premiere - Dolemite Is My Name : LA Regency Village Theatre
Par Mulder, Los Angeles, Regency Village Theatre, le 28.09.2019
The director Craig Brewer , the writers Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander, the costume Designer Ruth E. Carter and the main cast Eddie Murphy (Rudy Ray Moore), Craig Robinson (Ben Taylor), Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Lady Reed), Keegan-Michael Key (Jerry Jones), Luenell (Aunt), Mike Epps (Jimmy Lynch) and Wesley Snipes (D’Urville Martin) were present at the Los Angeles Regency Village Theatre for the Premiere of this new Netflix movie..
Itw Craig Brewer (Director)
Itw Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander (Screenwriters)
Itw Ruth E Carter (Costume Designer)
Itw Eddie Murphy
Itw Wesley Snipes
Itw Craig Robinson
Itw DaVine Joy Randolph
Itw Keegan Michael Key
Itw Mike Epp
Stung by a string of showbiz failures, floundering comedian Rudy Ray Moore (Academy Award nominee Eddie Murphy) has an epiphany that turns him into a word-of-mouth sensation: step onstage as someone else. Borrowing from the street mythology of 1970s Los Angeles, Moore assumes the persona of Dolemite, a pimp with a cane and an arsenal of obscene fables. However, his ambitions exceed selling bootleg records deemed too racy for mainstream radio stations to play. Moore convinces a social justice-minded dramatist (Keegan-Michael Key) to write his alter ego a film, incorporating kung fu, car chases, and Lady Reed (Da’Vine Joy Randolph), an ex-backup singer who becomes his unexpected comedic foil. Despite clashing with his pretentious director, D’Urville Martin (Wesley Snipes), and countless production hurdles at their studio in the dilapidated Dunbar Hotel, Moore’s Dolemite becomes a runaway box office smash and a defining movie of the Blaxploitation era.
Comics and rappers have praised Moore as a pioneering influence over the past few decades, and Dolemite Is My Name is a hilarious celebration of a singular talent who made his own legend. From director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Empire); Emmy and Golden Globe-winning writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People vs. O.J. Simpson); and the producing team of Oscar and Golden Globe nominee John Davis (Ferdinand, Joy), Golden Globe nominee John Fox (Joy) and Murphy; the film features an all-star supporting cast — including Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Snoop Dogg, Ron Cephas Jones, Barry Shabaka Henley, Tip 'TI' Harris, Luenell, Tasha Smith — plus costumes designed by Academy Award winner Ruth E. Carter (Black Panther).
Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.
Dolemite Is My Name
Directed by Craig Brewer
Produced by Eddie Murphy, John Davis, John Fox
Written by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
Starring Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Titus Burgess, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Luenell and Wesley Snipes
Music by Scott Bomar
Cinematography : Eric Steelberg
Edited by Billy Fox
Production company : Davis Entertainment, Netflix
Distributed by Netflix
Release date : September 7, 2019 (TIFF), October 4, 2019 (United States)
Running time : 118 minutes
Photos and videos : Netflix