Netflix is developing a new comedy that will target two generations at a time. The untitled feature film will star Eddie Murphy opposite Jonah Hill and is expected to have Kenya Barris as its director.
According to Hollywood journalist, Hill and Barris co-wrote the screenplay and are both producing the film alongside Kevin Misher of Misher Films. Plot details are still under wraps at this time, but it is described as “an incisive examination of modern love and family dynamics and how conflicting cultures, societal expectations and generational differences shape and shape. affect relationships “. Murphy and Hill “will end up on either side of some of these divisions.”
This will be the first time Barris has directed a feature film. However, his first directorial effort won’t be completely new territory; he wrote the screenplay for Coming 2 America and got to know Murphy while bringing this sequel to life earlier this year. In addition, he already has years of experience under his belt as the Emmy-nominated designer of Blackish and the director of an upcoming Richard Pryor biopic.
If you haven’t paid attention, Murphy has had a renaissance recently. In addition to that ’80s sequel, it also made a triumphant return to the screen in 2019. Dolemite is my name and did an Emmy-winning cover on Saturday Night Live. According to a recent interview, the reason Murphy decided to step out of the limelight for several years is because he won the Razzie for Worst Actor of the Decade, so it’s a treat to see him return in comedic form.
As for Hill, he has also been very busy. He played in beach ass, product Richard jewell, and lent his acting skills to The Lego Movie 2: Part 2 and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World all in 2019. Additionally, he made his directorial debut with Mid 90s in 2018. Oh yeah, and his next movie Do not seek is also in post-production.