The trailer for the Eddie Murphy drama Mr. Church has been released, in what could be a resurgence in the once-superstar actor’s career.
Eddie Murphy plays the role of Mr. Church, a personal chef who becomes a makeshift carer and friend to Britt Robertson’s character Charlotte after her mother dies.
Judging by the trailer, the film looks like it will contain a touching story, full of schmaltzy moments, however the performances seem to be on point from the little we can see.
Murphy was one of the biggest superstars in the 80’s and 90’s, with his standup comedy features, Raw and Delirious, as well as his turns in The Beverly Hills Cop series and the likes of Coming to America and Trading Places.
In the 2000’s he was best known for his work as voicing Donkey in the super-popular animated films Shrek, however his other films in that period were all met with poor reception.
He’s been quiet in the last few years, so it will be interesting to see how he comes out of his time off from acting, especially starring in a drama film, of which he’s not well known for.
Even though Murphy has several flops to his name, it’s fair to say the actor might still have what it takes to get his career back on the right track and put his name back in the spotlight, so we’ll just have to see if Mr. Church will be the film to get him there.
The film is directed by Oscar nominated Australian director Bruce Beresford, who directed the excellent Aussie film Puberty Blues, along with the classic film Driving Miss Daisy.
It stars Eddie Murphy, rising star Britt Robertson and Natascha McElhone.
Mr. Church is due for release on 16 September 2016 in the USA, check out the trailer below.
“Mr. Church” 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.
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