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Spike Lee to Direct Eddie Murphy in Marion Barry Biopic

Posted: December 10th, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Spike Lee to Direct Eddie Murphy in Marion Barry BiopicSubmit Comment
Spike Lee has been putting together a biopic of Washington DC's former mayor Marion Barry for HBO, and has now brought on Eddie Murphy (Tower Heist) to star in the new film, which is based on the 1994 book "Dream City: Race, Power and the Decline of Washing DC" by Harry Jaffe and Tom Sherwood, and the 2009 documentary "The Nine Lives of Marion Barry."

Barry served three straight terms as Mayor of the District of Columbia between 1979 and 1991. Despite being arrested and convicted for crack cocaine use in 1990, Barry ran again and won a fourth term between 1995 and 1999 and, despite no longer being in office, is still referred to with the nickname of DC's "Mayor-for-life."

This isn't the first time that HBO tried to the get the project off the ground. Back in 2002, filming was set to begin from a script by Chris Rock and with Jamie Foxx starring as Barry.

Source: WashingtonPost, ComingSoon


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Ranger writes:
on December 10th, 2011 at 5:05:59 AM

Wow. Don't care about Eddie, and even less about Marion.

As it was said on The West Wing: 'DC the blackest city in the US' (TWW has nothing to do with the rest of my post) --- nothing says 'handle my civic tax $'s properly' than re-electing a crack addict for a 4th term, just because he's a brotha.
pornfly writes:
on December 10th, 2011 at 5:13:55 AM

The jamie fox one wouldv been better
Eddie will next be The Cream of Wheat guy,Famous Amos and Uncle Ben in 'Spokesman Spearchucker'
Johnnyb writes:
on December 10th, 2011 at 7:33:30 AM

Well, maybe this time Eddie get an Oscar, a Gloden Globe or an Emmy, or whatever format this is gonna be!!!!!
bandolero999 writes:
on December 10th, 2011 at 10:10:59 AM

Spike lee you're so predictable,is always something deakong with racism,controversy,evil white rich people

Do something outta your comfort some like Marty doing Hugo,still like your movies though
bandolero999 writes:
on December 10th, 2011 at 10:11:25 AM

Dealing with
Powdered Toast Man writes:
on December 10th, 2011 at 10:34:07 AM

nice..making a movie of this loser...the pride and joy of the black community
Belmondo Bogart writes:
on December 10th, 2011 at 10:41:52 AM

Are people just feeling bad for Eddie Murphy?
Serpico1988 writes:
on December 10th, 2011 at 12:51:44 PM

with all due respect to all individuals involved in this project... especially Spike Lee, dude I love you for your career best films.. 25th Hour and Inside Man, but honestly.. don't give a flying f*ck about this!
Alderon writes:
on December 10th, 2011 at 3:05:43 PM

I just want to see Eddie in another good movie again. Idc what they make it about...he just needs to pull himself up from this rut he is in. I mean when was the last time Eddie even made a worth while movie? Some have been ok...but thats it.
Frank4969 writes:
on December 10th, 2011 at 5:15:21 PM

And with spike lee directing. Somehow Barry will have only done crack because the white man made him. Also just like all of lee's films he'll portray blacks as complete imbeciles and whites as all ku klux klan members. Fo back to sitting sidelines at the Knicks games you son of a bitch!
Frank4969 writes:
on December 10th, 2011 at 5:16:39 PM

Fo being go
Bullit writes:
on December 11th, 2011 at 4:37:24 AM

So, Eddie won't be funny. Waht's the point ? This Eddie must have his brain totally deranged by using too much drugs of all kinds when you look at his movies for the last 10 years. f*ck you Eddie !

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