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Eddie Murphy Goes to "NowhereLand"

Variety reports Eddie Murphy is negotiating to star in "NowhereLand," a comedy from Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson. Solomon is credited with the scripts for "Men in Black" and "Charlie's Angels." Matheson, the son of horror writer Richard Matheson, was the scribe behind "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." Paramount Pictures will be the studio backing the project.

If the deal goes down, Murphy would portray a financial executive who finds his luck and fortunes taking a downward turn. The answers to his problems lie in his daughter's imaginary dreamworld. Co-scribe Solomon claims he got the idea for the story after his own son came up with a solution for one of Solomon's business dilemmas; he and Matheson worked out the pitch soon afterwards.

Murphy has maintained a steady career in films despite any recent blockbusters (and a few unwise choices), and appears to be on an upswing with his recent award-season accolades. His next release will be Shrek the Third, as he reprises the voice role of Donkey. Along with Chris Rock, Murphy is also attached to an untitled Brett Ratner project about two con artists.

Posted by on January 25, 2007 11:51 AM
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