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Thanks to Tower Heist, the Brett Ratner controversy, and his decision to step down as the host of next year's Academy Awards, Eddie Murphy's name has been everywhere the last seven days. When you think about it, it's a remarkable feat, as Murphy hasn't actually been relevant since he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars for his performance in Dreamgirls (which he lost, in part, because of his decision to make Norbit). But Hollywood has never been an industry to waste an opportunity, so that's why we're already seeing the first trailer for the next Eddie Murphy movie.
Check out the trailer for A Thousand Words below or in HD over on Yahoo!
Correct me if I'm wrong, but if a guy is in a coffee shop and gets a phone call saying that his wife is in labor, shouldn't people be telling him to leave and go to the hospital instead of letting him cut and get coffee? Also, when is the last time anyone thought that the Chili's baby back rib song was funny? Wasn't that a joke in the second Austin Powers movie? Didn't that come out over a decade ago?
In the movie, Murphy stars as Jack McCall, a fast-talking man who suddenly finds himself in a predicament: due to some sort of magic, he has been connected to a tree and with every word he utters the plant loses a leaf. When all of the leaves are gone, he dies. The film is directed by Brian Robbins, who is the filmmaker also responsible for Murphy disasters like the aforementioned Norbit and Meet Dave, and also stars Kerry Washington, Allison Janney, Cliff Curtis, Clark Duke and John Witherspoon. A Thousand Words is being distributed by Dreamworks and will arrive in theaters on March 23, 2012.