'This Is Us' Star Ron Cephas Jones Joins Eddie Murphy in 'Dolemite' (Exclusive)
Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps and Craig Robinson are also set to star in the Netflix biopic.
Ron Cephas Jones — who just earned his second Emmy nom for his role on NBC's This Is Us — will join Eddie Murphy in Netflix's Dolemite Is My Name!.
The biopic of envelope-pushing comedian and film producer Rudy Ray Moore will star Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, T.I. and Tituss Burgess.
Moore's comedy often dwelt on pimps, prostitutes and hustlers, which inspired his notorious blaxploitation movie, Dolemite, that featured a pimp with a harem of kung fu-fighting prostitutes.
Davis Entertainment's John Davis and John Fox are producing Dolemite Is My Name! along with Murphy.
Jones can currently be seen in the second season of Netflix's Luke Cage and is next set for Ken Marino's Dog Days, starring opposite Vanessa Hudgens and Nina Dobrev. He is repped by Industry Entertainment, Leading Artists and Hansen Jacobson.