Eddie Murphy in talks for George Clinton ‘Godfather of Funk’ biopic

Eddie Murphy might have discovered his subsequent musical gig.

The “Dreamgirls” actor, 60, is in early talks to painting the Godfather of Funk himself, George Clinton, in an upcoming biopic.

Murphy can even govt produce the flick, in response to Deadline, with John Davis and Catherine Davis by means of their Davis Leisure manufacturing firm.

Whereas the challenge continues to be within the very early levels, the filmmakers are nonetheless specializing in making an attempt to safe the life rights of Clinton earlier than they begin writing the script and casting the film in its entirety.

The movie will observe Clinton, 80, and his childhood in North Carolina within the Nineteen Forties to the creations of his legendary collective Parliament-Funkadelic.

The biopic can even chronicle his affect on singers of the hip-hop era together with Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice Dice, Outkast and Wu-Tang Clan.

The “Dolemite Is My Title” actor additionally lately signed a three-picture deal with Amazon Studios final yr.

The Rock and Roll Corridor of Famer is thought to be the Godfather of Funk, and is an innovator of the music style alongside James Brown and Sly Stone.

Murphy is in early talks to play the legendary funk singer and Rock and Roll Corridor of Famer.

He was inducted into the museum in 1997, alongside 15 different members of Parliament-Funkadelic. The bandleader and his mates got Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2019.

The “Flash Gentle” crooner sat down with the Publish in 2019 to debate his profession and his ideas on at this time’s music.

Clinton revealed his picks for who the funkiest artists on the market are at this time. “You’ve obtained Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak,” he stated.

He continued, “These guys, they simply play with the funk with their new model and the previous funk… Funk is the DNA in hip-hop and any dance music, just about. You bought a booty, you gon’ need some funk up in there.”

George Clinton
George Clinton, circa 1970.
Al Pereira

Of the recommendation he would give to his previous self, the “Atomic Canine” singer famous, “You ain’t gettin’ excessive! You suppose you excessive, you ain’t gettin’ excessive. You ain’t doin’ nothin’ however losing money and time.”

“You get caught up in no matter is the going, stylish chemical substance. You get caught up in that, and it takes you a very long time to wiggle your means out of it, should you do,” he stated on the time.

Murphy will subsequent be seen within the Kenya Barris Netflix comedy, “You People,” additionally starring Jonah Hill, Lauren London, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nia Lengthy and David Duchovny.

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