In the days following Oscargate (otherwise known as, that one time, when Eddie Murphy was going to host next year's Oscars, but quit because buddy Bret Ratner was forced to flee the producer chair), Eddie Murphy presents the long-shelved comedy A Thousand Words. The former Oscar nominee stars--according to IMDB--as "A blasé guy who learns he has only 1,000 words left to speak before he will die."
From the looks of the trailer, Murphy is married to the always beautiful--but tragically paired up in most her movies--Kerry Washington. Murphy's character apparently tends to bend the truth a bit, and blabs his way out of situations, but is told by Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis, Colombiana) that he's running out words. So now he basically has to run around the whole movie miming his way out of some of those same situations.
Yeah, this looks ridiculous. First Tower Heist, then Oscargate, now this, Eddie? Tsk tsk. A Thousand Words hits theaters March 23, 2012.