Collider is reporting that an Eddie Murphy documentary, titled The Last Stand, is currently in the works from director Angus Wall – who won two Academy Awards for editing the David Fincher-directed The Social Network and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
John Davis and John Fox, who are both producing the documentary based on one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time, revealed the news to the outlet while promoting Disney’s Jungle Cruise – which they also produced alongside star Dwayne Johnson.
“The thing that John and I are really excited about is, we are shooting a documentary right now about Eddie Murphy. We’re doing it with Angus Wall, Academy Award-winning editor, great documentarian. We’ve made five movies with Eddie and we love and adore him. I love it. I love him as a person. I love him as a performer. We love and adore him, and we’re doing his last stand-up with him. It’s going to be the last time he does stand-up. It’s going to be called The Last Stand. And we’ve been working on that for two and a half years.”
“We’re shooting hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of hours. Angus Wall, who’s our director, has gotten unrestricted access to Eddie, and Eddie is home. He’s got nothing to do. So he’s gotten hours and hours and hours and hours of film of Eddie just opening up and speaking honestly and from his heart. We’re going to get every major comedian who Eddie was inspired by and they’re going to talk. And so, I think what you do is, you just see how long it should be once you’re done. Maybe it’s 10 episodes, maybe it’s 15, maybe it’s three. You’ll see what plays.”
Davis later stated that he currently isn’t quite sure whether the documentary will be a two-hour movie or a 10-part series in the vein of ESPN’s Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance.