Eddie Murphy will star reverse Jonah Hill in an untitled comedy characteristic that Kenya Barris is directing for Netflix.
The transfer reunites Murphy with Barris, a author on Murphy’s Coming 2 America, the comedy sequel to the comic’s Eighties basic that proved to be a giant streaming hit for Amazon earlier this 12 months.
For the Netflix comedy, Hill and Barris co-wrote the script and are producing through the latter’s Khalabo Ink Society banner, with Hill by way of his Robust Child shingle. Additionally producing is Kevin Misher of Misher Movies.
Plot particulars are being saved secret, however it’s stated to be an incisive examination of recent love and household dynamics and the way clashing cultures, societal expectations and generational variations form and have an effect on relationships. Murphy and Hill will discover themselves on reverse sides of a few of these divides.
Barris is making his characteristic directorial debut with the venture, which is being exec produced by Mychelle Deschamp and Hale Rothstein for Khalabo Ink Society, Robust Child’s Matt Dines and Ali Goodwin and Andy Berman of Misher Movies. Additionally exec producing are David Hyman and Charisse Hewitt Webster.
Murphy, one of many dominant field workplace forces within the Eighties and Nineties due to his wide-ranging comedies, is a recognized amount at Netflix as he returned from a film hiatus within the 2010s with the well-regarded and boisterous 2019 biopic, Dolemite is My Title, which was an awards circuit participant for the streamer. He final starred in Coming 2 America and is at present growing a sequel to a different 80s hit, Beverly Hills Cop.
The actor and comic is repped by WME and ML Administration.