Eddie Murphy’s Return To R-Rated Comedy To Be ‘Fluffy?’

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Fans of old-school Eddie Murphy, one of the greatest stand-ups of all time, may have something to get excited about – because for the first time in over 10 years he has decided to return to that which made him a household name, that which made him great: R-rated comedies. And the comedy he has chosen will be The Misadventures of Fluffy for Paramount.

Wait. What? Nevermind, everyone can sit back down. Really? The Misadventures of Fluffy? I hate even writing that title, let alone watching it. C’mon Eddie, what are you doing? Last thing we heard was that Eddie Murphy had backed out of starring in the Richard Pryor bio-pic and now we’ve got this? He’s picking Fluffy over Richard Pryor.

Now, before everyone decides to chase after him with pitchforks (ala Frankenstein), it should be known that as of right now he’s not starring in this film, but he is definitely producing it. Although, if Murphy’s career decisions continue the way they’ve gone for almost a decade, he’s probably going to star in this as well.

Maybe I’m being too hard on our favorite Detroit police officer. Let’s check out the description of the movie.

“A road trip pic through New York featuring talking animals, and with an element of social comedy reminiscent of Murphy’s 1980’s hit Trading Places.”

Nope, not being too hard on him. At all.

So, it’s Trading Places meets Doctor Dolittle? How on earth could that fail?

I’ve heard this theory being thrown about for some time about Eddie Murphy and all those horrible movies he puts out. The theory goes that the reason why studios keep giving Eddie Murphy money to make horrible movies that make no money is that when he decides to make a film like The Nutty Professor or Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (nine years ago) that it more than makes up for the money previously wasted.

While I’m not one to believe such things and find it hard to believe that any high grossing movie could make up for the amount of money Murphy has blown on The Adventures of Pluto Nash or Meet Dave (and no, Shrek doesn’t count).

Still, there may be some merit as Paramount is the studio bringing us The Misadventures of Fluffy and guess who’s also behind Beverly Hills Cop IV (if it ever gets made)? That’s right, Paramount.

What do you think? Will it be excited to see an R-rated Murphy in a talking dog comedy? Does him producing it mean anything at all? Can anyone name the year that there was a real Eddie Murphy film?

And finally…

If Eddie Murphy all of a sudden decided to return to stand-up comedy, who would instantly run out to buy tickets?

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(Hand raised)

Exactly.

The Misadventures of Fluffy has yet to receive a release date, but Shrek Forever After comes out in 2010.

Source: THR via Collider

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  1. man this guy used to be a icon but it seems buy his own choices he has decided to be a c list actor now, what a shame he was such a talent.

  2. Donkey(Shrek)to me always sounds like classic Eddie Murphy, made me believe that he’s still capable

  3. I don’t have anything personal against Eddie I just don’t care about him anymore as an actor,,,

  4. The last “real” Eddie Murphy movie was probably ‘Coming To America’ (1988).

    BHC3, Metro and others since were OK but just not the same.

  5. I would love to see Murphy return to the types of comedy that made him an icon. He could make me laugh like no other.

  6. Maybe I am the only person who thinks this, but Eddie Murphy's movies may be bix office flops, but they are not as bad as people seem to make them out. He seems to trend to movies that families can watch. I know that this is a comedown from the potential people saw in him, but I am willing to believe, alot of his choices have been made with that in mind. I don't have young kids, or grandkids yet, but if I did, alot of Murphy's films would be on my dvd shelf.

  7. Maybe I am the only person who thinks this, but Eddie Murphy's movies may be bix office flops, but they are not as bad as people seem to make them out. He seems to trend to movies that families can watch. I know that this is a comedown from the potential people saw in him, but I am willing to believe, alot of his choices have been made with that in mind. I don't have young kids, or grandkids yet, but if I did, alot of Murphy's films would be on my dvd shelf.

  8. i love r&b music becaue it sounds soothing to my ears.`;’

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