Eddie Murphy is Back in First Trailer for Heartfelt Drama 'Mr. Church'
"You gave me the most important thing that life can offer - you gave me a family." Cinelou Releasing has debuted an official trailer for the heartfelt drama Mr. Church, starring Eddie Murphy as a talented cook named Henry Joseph Church - based on a real person. This isn't a comedy, though it starts out with some light humor, it's actually a drama with some strong emotions - Mr. Church was a chef for a family in Los Angeles in the 1960s & 70s that had a mother ill with cancer. The film also stars Britt Robertson (from Tomorrowland) as well as Natascha McElhone, Lucy Fry, Christian Madsen, and Xavier Samuel. Fun fact - Samuel Jackson was originally going to star, but Murphy replaced him after scheduling conflicts. This looks charming, maybe not the best film you'll see all year, but a sweet and touching story. Have a look.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Bruce Beresford's Mr. Church, direct from YouTube:
Mr. Church tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook - Henry Joseph Church (Eddie Murphy). What begins as a six month arrangement instead spans fifteen years, and creates a family bond that lasts forever. Mr. Church is directed by veteran Oscar-nominated, Australian filmmaker Bruce Beresford, of many films including Crimes of the Heart, Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies, Last Dance, Double Jeopardy, The Contract, Mao's Last Dance, and Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding most recently. The screenplay is written by author Susan McMartin, based on her own life story. The film first premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Cinelou Releasing will open Mr. Church in theaters starting September 16th this fall. Anyone interested?