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Chris Rock shows off some flashy ‘70s threads in new “Dolemite Is My Name” photos

Dolemite is a blaxploitation classic from 1975 about a kung-fu-adept superhero pimp and nightclub owner. Now, Eddie Murphy is set to give its creator proper due when he headlines Dolemite Is My Name, a biopic about the film’s star Rudy Ray Moore, who passed away in 2008. With a cast that also includes Wesley Snipes and Keegan-Michael Key, the upcoming film from director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) and writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People vs. Larry Flynt, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson) should be one of next year’s most high-profile releases on Netflix, where it’ll exclusively debut. Apparently it’ll also be a period-piece project blessed with the participation of another legendary funnyman: Chris Rock.