News: Eddie Murphy Is Headed Back to Animation in "Bodacious"

by Ken Miyamoto on October 12, 2015

Eddie Murphy is developing and producing Bodacious, a film about the world’s most dangerous bull, for Paramount Pictures. Adam Goodman will produce via his Dichotomy shingle while Matt Skiena, who executive produced The Lego Movie, will oversee.

While the concept was brought up by Murphy, it is based on the real Bodacious, a Charbray bull who was the most infamous and feared bull throughout the sport of rodeo. Bodacious, who was active only from 1992-1996, bucked for the Andrews Rodeo Co. The fearsome beast was known for his ingenious moves to throw riders from his back, though severely injuring them in the process. Considered by many the “greatest bull to ever buck,” Bodacious retired in his prime, but went on to become a grand sire to many career bulls in the PBR and PRCA and was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.

Murphy has a successful background in animation of course, having voiced Donkey in the Shrek movies, as well as voicing the dragon in Mulan. He just wrapped on the drama Henry Joseph Cook, which co-stars Britt Robertson. He will also offer his voice for Warner Bros.’ Hong Kong Phooey, an adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon.

Source: The Tracking Board


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