Marion Barry biopic in development with Eddie Murphy as star – Reliable Source, The Post
Eddie Murphy is going to star in a HBO movie about Washington D.C.’s “mayor for life” Marion Barry. He’s not the first person I would have selected, but if Murphy wants a serious acting challenge, he just signed on for one. A comic actor portraying a caricature? Murphy is going to have to play it straight for it to work and that won’t be easy.
Local journalists Harry Jaffe and Tom Sherwood‘s book “Dream City” is part of the inspiration for the movie. Spike Lee will direct.