RadioOnFire.com – Eddie Murphy is reportedly working out a monumental deal with Netflix worth $70 million. The deal is for an undisclosed amount of comedy specials for the streaming giant, which will air his highly anticipated Rudy Ray Moore biographical film Dolemite Is My Name this year.
Murphy voiced his desire to return to stand-up while speaking with Jerry Seinfeld on his hit show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. He told Seinfeld, “I’m going to do [standup] again. Everything just has to be right. You have to get up there and start working out.”
Murphy’s reported Netflix deal would top Dave Chappelle’s $60 million that he got for 3 stand-up specials in 2017, and the $40 million Chris Rock got for his two specials the year before.