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A Silent Eddie Murphy Movie?

Ok, so he's obviously not really retiring as he suggested a couple of weeks ago, so don't get too excited. And he's yapping up a storm whenever he can, talking about his various upcoming projects, from the 4th installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise, to something called A Thousand Words, which he describes to MTV as, "like nothing I’ve ever done before. It’s not a kids movie, a family movie. It’s a really, funny smart picture. Different.” We'll see!

In the film, Eddie plays a literary agent who finds out he only has 1000 words left to speak before he dies. Hence, he really has to be careful with his speech! If only this was a true story :o)

MTV describes the film as "another high concept project" from Murphy and his frequent collaborator, director, Brian Robbins, which doesn't inspire much confidence in me, given that the last 2 projects they worked on together (Meet Dave and Norbit) were both piles of cow dung!

Apparently, in A Thousand Words, the entire second half of the movie won’t contain any dialogue - at least none from Eddie's mouth! Classic, right? This means that we'll likely get lots of physical humor, which I'm not so sure is Eddie's forte. He's certainly no Chaplin or Keaton.

Anyway, much like their previous collabs, I don't expect this one to be any different. But, I'm open to being pleasantly surprised! No word on a release date - likely sometime in '09.

Eddie needs a hit BADLY!!!!



  1. Invisible Woman said...

    When I first heard about this, I was like 'Ugggh'.

    Still feel the same.

  2. UK Black Chick aka Wendy said...

    No, Eddie needs to BE hit badly!

    ... Or just retire.


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