We reported a little while ago that Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill are starring in a comedy together for Netflix. It’s now been confirmed that Julia Louis-Dreyfus has joined the cast.
The star of Veep, and the new Marvel troupe member, has been cast as Jonah Hill’s mother in the currently untitled project.
The movie is being directed by Kenya Barris and will focus on “modern love” and how the family is divided by generational differences, societal expectations, and a clash of cultures. Barris is better known as a writer and creator of Black-ish. Barris and Hill are co-writing the new comedy movie together.
Louis-Dreyfus has won 11 Emmys and is set to play an important role in MCU moving forward. Marvel Studios producer Nate Moore has said:
“Whenever we talked about Valentina (play by Louis-Dreyfus), even in the writer’s room, she was sort of a more acerbic, funnier, but darker Nick Fury.
Someone who knows her secrets, who’s not afraid to operate in the moral grey area, but maybe who isn’t as inherently altruistic. Having a character like Valentina in the show, and actually in the MCU, is really interesting because I think she’ll be making more waves sooner rather than later.”
In the meantime, Murphy has just signed a three-movie deal with Amazon Studios after the successes of Coming 2 America. Not sure Amazon understands the word “success”, but they seem to want to see more of Murphy.
No news on the new project yet, not even a title, but we’ll keep you posted.