In an interview with Collider, acclaimed comic actor Eddie Murphy revealed he was initially reluctant to be the subject of The Last Stand, a documentary about his life that is currently in production. Murphy finally came up with the idea after deciding his life story was actually interesting enough for a movie.
“I’ve had a unique career,” Murphy said. “So I thought, ‘Everybody’s making documentaries now.’ I’ve been doing it long enough and there’s enough stuff that there’s an interesting story of how it all happened and it’s all documented.”
Murphy also shared how he, along with Angus Wall and producers John Fox and John Davis, decided that winning his Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 Golden Globes will serve as the ending point for the documentary, meaning that the project will likely span several years his entire career by then. “We had probably ended about three or four months ago, then we were like, ‘Hey, I’m going to get this Cecil B. DeMille Award. That’s a good way to end it.’ So the end is going to be winning that, getting that award,” Murphy said.
Since its announcement (via Collider), these are pretty much the only specific details available about The Last Stand, so those interested in this unprecedented glimpse into Murphy’s life will simply have to wait for more information on its release Pop up.