As much as we would have loved to watch Eddie Murphy (or the Muppets) host the Oscars, we'll have to settle for his next big screen comedy A Thousand Words.
The story follows a loud-mouthed executive who screws over some kind of an Indian mystic in a book deal and is cursed to inch closer to death with every word he wastes. We're taking a big guess here, but we're assuming he's only got a thousand left.
While we admit the trailer makes it appear as if an alternate title for the film was Charades: The Movie, we're still happy to see Eddie being funny again and not starring in movies about daddy daycare centers.
This type of fantastical premise worked for Jim Carrey in both Liar Liar and Bruce Almighty, so maybe this could be the hit Eddie's career needs.
Check out the trailer above and let us know what you think!
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