PHOTOS: Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes and more show out at premiere of ‘Dolemite Is My Name’
Stars like Eddie Murphy, Snoop Dogg, Wesley Snipes, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Mike Epps showed up and showed out at the premiere of Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name in Westwood over the weekend.
theGrio caught up with the incredible cast to discuss the highly-anticipated film about one of Black Hollywood’s unsung heroes, Rudy Ray Moore.
Check back for exclusive interviews with the cast before the film hits select theaters on October 4. Dolemite Is My Name will hit Netflix on October 25.
Here are a few of our favorite photos from the star-studded premiere:
Eddie Murphy stars as Rudy Ray Moore, a floundering comedian who has an epiphany that turns him into a word-of-mouth sensation.
Samuel L. Jackson
The newest voice of Alexa isn’t actually in the film, but he was at the premiere to show support for some of his funniest friends.
Ruth E. Carter
One reason Dolemite Is My Name looks too amazing is that the film enlisted this Oscar-winning costume designer to get the looks just right.
The multi-talented actor plays writer, Jerry Jones in the flick, and his performance is spot-on.
Da’Vine Joy Randolph
The Tony-nominated actress (and Yale alum) is the heart of the film as Lady Reed, an ex-backup singer who becomes Dolemite’s unexpected comedic foil.
Burgess is magnificent in his role of Theodore Toney, a longtime friend and collaborator of Rudy Ray Moore.
Morgan was ond eck to cheer on his friend, Eddie Murphy, and hammed it up for the crowd.
The Claws star showed up looking lovely in her retro outfit.
The comedian plays one of Moore’s most loyal comrades, ben Taylor, in the flick that’s due out next month.
Epps nailed the role of Jimmy Lynch, another one of Rudy Ray Moore’s trusted inner circle.