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‘Mr. Church’ Screenwriter on Eddie Murphy Movie’s Long Journey to Big Screen, “Magical Negro” Criticism

Susan McMartin, who wrote the screenplay based on her real-life friendship with the cook who became her best friend and father figure, talks about the differences between fact and fiction.

Box-Office Preview: ‘Bridget Jones,’ ‘Snowden’ and ‘Blair Witch’ to Battle ‘Sully’

Also debuting this weekend is Christian documentary 'Hillsong: Let Hope Rise.'

Britt Robertson Often Got Sentimental While Making ‘Mr. Church’ With Eddie Murphy (Exclusive Video)

"They become this unconventional family unit at a time in the '70s when that wasn't exactly smiled upon," she explains in the indie's behind-the-scenes featurette.

Oscars: Eddie Murphy to Be Pushed as Supporting Actor for ‘Mr. Church’ (Exclusive)

For his first big-screen performance in four years, the actor has received some of the best reviews of his decadeslong career.

‘Mr. Church’ Premiere: Eddie Murphy on His Dramatic Return to the Big Screen After 4 Years

"It was just a really sweet little story," Murphy told THR about what drew him to the Bruce Beresford-directed project. "I don't usually get stuff that's written like this."

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Eddie Murphy (‘Mr. Church’)

The enigmatic legend opens up in his first podcast interview about his hits and misses ("Any movie that I was in that they paid me a lot of money for was a f—ing smash"), the world today ("I haven't…

Eddie Murphy Starrer ‘Mr. Church’ Gets September Release

Also starring Britt Robertson, the drama is Murphy's first film in four years, in which he "delivers the sort of superb character turn that may well mark a sea change in his career."

‘Mr. Church’: Tribeca Review

Eddie Murphy plays a man hired to cook for a dying woman and her young daughter in Bruce Beresford's drama.