Eddie Murphy - Can Eddie Murphy Rescue Career With 'A Thousand Words'?08 March 2012
Can Eddie Murphy Rescue Career With 'A Thousand Words'?
According to LA Times, Murphy has given the movie little in the way of promotional support and suggests that Paramount Pictures, who are promoting the film, will be "crossing their fingers that even a fraction" of the interest Eddie generated in his 1980s heyday will emerge for A Thousand Words. The movie cost a reported $40 million to make, but analysts suggest that they'll only see around a quarter of that recouped in its debut weekend. Paramount have reportedly been targeting an advertising campaign at the African American audience in a last-ditch attempt to boost box office sales and Megan Colligan, the president of domestic marketing for Paramount insists "he's really funny in this movie."When the movie was made in 2008, Murphy's Oscar-nomination (for Dreamgirls) was still fresh in everyone's mind. Now, though, if you utter the words 'Eddie Murphy' and 'Oscars' in the same breath, people are more likely to remember the fact that Murphy was forced to resign from his role as awards host this year. His co-star, Brett Ratner was filmed making homophobic comments, on a press junket and was ousted from the job. Murphy followed suit and the incident has done little to help his dwindling popularity to recover.
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