B*tch Set Me Up: Eddie Murphy to Play Marion Barry

Oh, I hope to God that Tyler Perry gets in on this one and Madea makes an appearance.  HBO Films is reportedly in talks to develop a movie by hiring Spike Lee to direct Eddie Murphy as the starring role in a biopic about Marion Barry, Washington, D.C. councilman and former mayor (and former crack aficionado).  For political junkies, this is like the second coming combined with the release of the newest Robert Caro volume on LBJ.  Also of note, apparently this isn’t the first time, as the first time HBO was thinking about this, Chris Rock would have written the movie.  So, my hope is that if Rock doesn’t get in on this film, maybe we can get him to do one on Coleman Young.


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