Marion Barry has made his share of headlines during his 30-plus years in D.C. politics. Now they will come to life for a second time in an HBO film.
Slated to play to so-called mayor-for-life – comedic legend Eddie Murphy.
The film, which is still untitled, will be directed by Spike Lee and written by John Ridley. All three will serve as executive producers.
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HBO has not commented, but it’s not the first time the network has tried to make a film based on Councilmember Barry’s life. Filming was reportedly supposed to begin in 2002 on a biopic starring Jamie Foxx and written by Chris Rock, but it never got off the ground.
HBO was part of a documentary on Barry released in 2009, titled "the Nine Lives of Marion Barry."