Look Who’s Back! Eddie Murphy as Mr. Church


After a five-year break from the movie industry, Hollywood actor, Eddie Murphy, is set to feature in a new movie “Mr. Church’’ as the lead character. Aside acting, Eddie Murphy is also a comedian, writer, singer, and producer and is the 5th highest grossing actor in the U.S., according to Box-office.

Mr. Church was directed by Bruce Beresford and also features Britt Robertson. The movie tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook, Henry Joseph Church. What begins as a six-month arrangement instead spans fifteen years, and creates a family bond that lasts forever.

The film is already gaining world-wide attention and would be released later in the year. Eddie Murphy is best known for his role as Akeem in “Coming to America.” In 1986, the actor, who also does stand up comedy, starred in the supernatural comedy, The Golden Child. Although The Golden Child performed well at the box office, the movie was not as critically acclaimed as his other movies, such as 48 Hours, Trading Places, and Beverly Hills Cop.

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Eddie Murphy was a regular cast member on “Saturday Night Live’’ where he entertained the audience with his hilarious jokes. He has been ranked Number 10 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. He has also received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in “48 Hrs’’, the “Beverly Hills Cop series’’, Trading Places’’, and “The Nutty Professor’’.

Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy in Nutty Professor

The multi-talented actor is also known to play multiple roles in addition to his main character, in same movie. This skill was evident in “Coming to America’’, “Wes Craven’s Vampire in Brooklyn’’, the “Nutty Professor’’, “The Adventures of Pluto Nash’’, “Norbit’’, and “Meet Dave’’ where he played more than one role. As Mr. Church, the anticipation is high, as everyone can not wait to see what the 55-year old New Yoker brings on to the movie.

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Take a Glimpse of Eddie Murphy In The Movie “Mr. Church”