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HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 5, 2021 ( – In celebration of the long-awaited sequel to the 1988 blockbuster Coming to America, Legacy Distribution is proud to present the compelling feature-length biography Eddie Murphy: Laugh ‘Til It Hurts. The film explores the global comedian’s meteoric rise to success, career highs and lows, and triumphant comeback.

His 48 Hrs. big-screen debut in 1982 led to the Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading PlacesThe Nutty Professor, and Dr. Dolittle. By the end of the ’80s, Murphy was one of the biggest Box Office draws in Hollywood.

36 films and almost 7 billion dollars later, Murphy has brought us Shrek‘s adorable Donkey, his Academy Award-nominated role of James ‘Thunder’ Early in Dreamgirls, and Rudy Ray Moore in Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name. But Murphy also had his share of flops and failures, compounded with a Hollywood prostitute scandal. A multi-year reset later, Eddie Murphy is back as Zamunda’s Prince Akeem in his long-awaited sequel, Coming 2 America.

“Since he first debuted on Saturday Night Live, Eddie Murphy has paved the way for a whole generation of comedians on stage and screen,” says Legacy Distribution CEO, Dana Webber. “Laugh ‘Til It Hurts cleverly shows what makes Eddie Murphy such a trailblazer and why he continues to be one of today’s best-known comedians.” 


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