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Eddie Murphy in talks to play funk music icon George Clinton

Actor Eddie Murphy is in early negotiations to try out for the role of musician George Clinton, considered one of the main forces in the evolution of funk music, in a biopic. According to Deadline, Murphy will serve as producer with John Davis and Catherine Davis through their Davis Entertainment banner. The banner ties rights with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and the leader of the Parliament-Funkadelic Collective, after which they lock writers for the project.

The film will tell the story of the musician’s humble beginnings in North Carolina in the 1940s through the formation of his groundbreaking bands Parliament and Funkadelic and ultimately becoming a major influence on artists of the hip-hop generation. including Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Outkast, and Wu-Tang Clan, among others.

Clinton and 15 other members of the Parliament-Funkadelic collective received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2019. The group is known for tracks like ”Flashlight”, ”Knee deep”, ”Give up the funk”, ”Aqua boogie”, ”One nation under a groove”, among others.

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