By Jueseppi B.
A Thousand Words is an upcoming comedy–drama film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Norbit and Meet Dave director Brian Robbins. It will be released in theaters on March 9, 2012. Please tell me Eddie didn’t return to the same guy who directed his “mega hits” ( I’m using sarcasm here) Norbit AND Meet Dave? Lord help us.
Jack McCall, a fast-talking Hollywood literary agent (Murphy), fibs to New Age guru Dr. Sinja (Curtis). In response, Dr. Sinja curses McCall with a magical Bodhi tree in his own backyard. The tree has 1,000 leaves and every word McCall says causes a leaf to drop; the curse dooms McCall to perish when the last leaf falls.
Ok, when a plot is 2 and a half lines long….you know you are in trouble.
- Eddie Murphy as Jack McCall
- Cliff Curtis as Dr. Sinja
- Clark Duke as Aaron Wisenberger
- Kerry Washington as Caroline McCall
- Ariel Winter as Lila
- Steve Little as Co-Worker
- Allison Janney
- John Witherspoon as Blind Old Man
- Jack McBrayer as Starbucks Coffee Employee
A Thousand Words was originally filmed in 2008, to be released in 2009, but was repeatedly delayed after being caught up in the separation of DreamWorks Pictures from Paramount Pictures and Viacom. During an interview for Fred: The Movie, director Brian Robbins stated that the film would be released in 2011. Reshoots were done on the film early in 2011.
The film was then given a January 2012 release, but after Murphy was announced as Oscar host (he has since stepped down), the film was given a release of March 23, 2012; this was later pushed to April 20, 2012. A Thousand Words will now open in American theaters on its official release date of March 9, 2012. I am thinking Mr. Murphy should have kept his day job of hosting the Oscars.
I won’t be seeing this because every single review is bad. I don’t usually listen to critics, but based on Mr. Murphy’s recent movie choices and his performances in those roles, I’m gonna take a pass. If you do spend $10.50 to see this movie, please let me know how good it was.
|Directed by||Brian Robbins|
|Produced by||Nicolas Cage
Sharla Sumpter Bridgett
|Written by||Steve Koren|
|Music by||John Debney|
|Editing by||Ned Bastille|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release date(s)||March 9, 2012|