Eddie Murphy Gets Serious With Spike Lee’s Marion Barry Biopic

Eddie Murphy might finally be making good on that whole “I’m not gonna do dumb family movies anymore. Except for this one. (Also I’m hosting the Oscars, except that I’m not)” thing. He’s going for a serious role this time, signing on to play disgraced former D.C. mayor Marion Barry in Spike Lee’s biopic in development for HBO Films. Murphy hasn’t had a big dramatic role in…ever, unless you count Dreamgirls, so this should be cool, especially if you’re into smoking crack with prostitutes. I mean, watching movies about smoking crack with prostitutes. Right.

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