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Eddie Murphy Playing Multiple Roles Again
For Dodgeball director in Norbit

13 May 2005  |  Written by   

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You know, however much Eddie Murphy gets paid, you can’t doubt that he gives good value for money. Where lesser A-listers take huge paycheques and play only one part, Mr Murphy will play a plethora of parts for you, saving time and money for the casting director and bringing his unique comedy skills to every possible role. His next film, which Dodgeball director Rawson Marshall Thurber has just signed on to direct, is no exception.

They’re making a film called Norbit, originally written by Eddie and his brother Charles, with a re-write by Guess Who writers Jay Scherick and David Ronn. Murphy’s main character is the titular Norbit, a meek and unassuming guy who’s pressed into marrying a monstrous woman (also played by…guess who? Which is just freaky). However, when he subsequently meets the woman of dreams (we’re guessing that this is one cast member that won’t be played by Murphy) he has to find a way to be with her.

The film was originally called Death Do Us Part, which suggests that the Norbit character may consider some extremely prejudiced solutions to the termination of his marriage. It’s being made at Dreamworks, who are still kicking themselves on passing Dodgeball to Fox, despite spending a considerable amount of time developing it.

So the only real question is, how many roles can we expect Murphy to take on? In Coming To America it was four; The Nutty Professor saw him leap to seven parts, while its sequel The Klumps saw him tackle eight roles – that’s right up there with Alec Guiness in Kind Hearts and Coronets. Place your bets here – how many will it be this time?

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