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Eddie Murphy to star in Netflix's 'Dolemite Is My Name'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

is producing and starring in the biopic "Is My Name" for

Craig Brewer is directing the from a script by and

The production is set to begin on June 12, reported Deadline.

The centers on the life of Moore, who recorded the 'Dolemite' comedy albums in the early 1970s and used the proceeds to finance the 1975 "Dolemite," in which he starred as a pimp and ghetto hero. Moore also starred as in "The Human Tornado," "The Monkey Hustle," and "Petey Wheatstraw: The Devil's Son-in-Law." He died in 2008.

and are also producing the project.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 15:35 IST