Eddie Murphy May Be Talking to Some More Fluffy Animals
by Ethan Anderton
November 19, 2009
It's a true shame that the once raunchily hilarious comedian Eddie Murphy has turned into a family film garbage machine. I don't have problems with family films, but rather family films that simply suck. So when I heard the news from THR's Risky Biz Blog that Eddie Murphy is attached to produce and potentially star in The Misadventures of Fluffy, a road trip flick through New York featuring talking animals, I was already worried. But when I heard that it also has "an element of social comedy reminiscent of Murphy's 1980's hit Trading Places," then I joined SlashFilm in hoping the old Eddie Murphy is finally coming back.
Obviously talking animals brings back shudder-inducing memories from the beginning of Eddie Murphy's downward spiral with two Dr. Dolittle films (I don't care if both films made $465 million globally between the two, because they were both terrible) but recalling one of Murphy's great comedies to describe to tone for Fluffy definitely has me intrigued. Oh and also that this will supposedly be R rated. Of course, with Murphy only formally attached to produce and only circling the possibility of starring, my hopes might be all for naught. And if this turns out just to be standard family fare, then I'll take the same route that myself and many others have taken with Murphy's previous films Imagine That and Meet Dave - I'll just sit this out.