On a long list on good actors who deserve a comeback Eddie Murphy would be on that list and it appears he will be given the opportunity to do so. Murphy has signed up to play Marion Barry in a HBO biopic directed by Spike Lee.
Marion Barry was a civil rights activist turned Washinton DC mayor who became a punchline after becoming addicted to crack-cocaine. It is unknown what angle Spike lee will take on the film whether it would be a comedy or drama with comedy elements.
Either way it would be interesting for Eddie Murphy get stuck in to something that will push him an actor which is something Murphy hasn’t done for a long time.