Did you know that Hollywood star Eddie Murphy, who is turning 60, collaborated with Frenchman Alain Chabat on a comedy that hit theaters almost ten years ago?
Eddie Murphy, who turns 60 this April, collaborated almost a decade ago with one of the heavyweights of French comedy. You did not know it ? In 2012, the one who is currently showing in Un prince à New York 2 on the Amazon Prime Video platform starred in A Thousand Words, a film produced by a certain … Alain Chabat!
Originally, the feature film Mille mots, which tells the story of a talkative and liar literary agent who has only a thousand words to say before dying, was to be directed by Alain Chabat with Gad Elmaleh in the role main. But the American production preferred to place Brian Robbins behind the camera with Eddie Murphy at the top of the bill.
Alain Chabat, who had just appeared in the credits of The Night at the Museum 2, will nonetheless continue his Hollywood experience with this Mille Mots whose shooting took place in May 2008. He is indeed one of the producers of the film. alongside Nicolas Cage in particular. A film in which he also makes a brief appearance in the role of French businessman Christian Léger de la Touffe.
Note that if Mille mots is a direct collaboration between Eddie Murphy and Alain Chabat, the two men have also worked a little more indirectly on other American productions. They each dub one of the characters from the animated saga Shrek, Chabat lending his voice to the ogre (in French) and Murphy his own to the donkey (in French).
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