Eddie Murphy Netflix Comedy From Brian Grazer in Early Talks

Brian Grazer, co-chairman of Imagine Entertainment, is developing an Eddie Murphy comedy for Netflix, though no deals have been signed yet.

Imagine Entertainment co-chairman Michael Rosenberg characterized the news as “premature.” Netflix had no comment.

Grazer made the disclosure in an interview with Bloomberg at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco on Tuesday.

“I would take a movie to Netflix,” he said. “In fact, I’m going to do a movie with Netflix.”

He added, “I’m going to do a tour-de-force movie that’s cinéma vérité with Eddie Murphy being as raw as he can be.”

Murphy’s last movie was 2012’s “A Thousand Words.”

Grazer also said in the interview that a fifth season of “Arrested Development” is still in the works for Netflix, which revived the sitcom in 2013 with a fourth season.

“The way they govern their creativity is exceptional,” he said about the streaming service. “They believe that if they like the idea and the foundational elements, you’re just off to do what you believe in, and they trust it. And it’s been working for them.”

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