Eddie Murphy Movie in Works With Producer Brian Grazer at Netflix (Updated)

Producer has a long-standing relationship with the streaming service, which has carried “Arrested Development” for years

Last Updated: October 7, 2015 @ 3:13 PM

Brian Grazer loves Netflix so much that he is taking his next project, which will also star Eddie Murphy, to the streaming service.

In an interview with Bloomberg on Wednesday, Grazer described the project as “a tour-de-force movie that’s cinema verite with Eddie Murphy being as raw as he can be.”

But Grazer’s disclosure might have been premature. “Nothing is resolved, nothing is greenlit,” an individual close to the project told TheWrap on Wednesday. “There’s been a discussion. That’s about it.”

The producer has a long-standing relationship with Netflix, as it has been streaming his show “Arrested Development” for years.

In fact, Season 4 of the show starring Jason Bateman premiered on Netflix on May 26, 2013, and consisted of 15 episodes after Fox canceled it in 2006. More “Arrested Development” is coming to Netflix in mid-2016.

“The way they govern their creativity is exceptional,” Grazer said about the streaming platform. “If they like the idea and the foundational elements, you are just off to do what you believe in and they trust it and it’s been working for them.”

Grazer is best known for being a producer on films like “A Beautiful Mind,” “Splash” and “The Da Vinci Code,” as well as television titles including “24,” “Friday Night Lights,” and more recently, the hit Fox show “Empire.”

He is also serving as executive producer on the upcoming “Rock the Kasbah” starring Bill Murray, as well as being one of the producers of “The Heart of the Sea” starring Chris Hemsworth.

Murphy’s credits include “The Nutty Professor” and “Boomerang,” on which Grazer also served as producer, as well as “Doctor Doolittle” and “Daddy Daycare.” He is currently filming “Beverly Hills Cop 4.”

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