Eddie Murphy is busy tying down rights with the Parliament-Funkadelic leader George Clinton and he and fellow producers John and Catherine Davis, of Davis Entertainment, will then look for writers and begin shopping the project.

The film is described as a “passion project” for Murphy. George Clinton is widely considered to be one of the biggest innovators in funk, alongside James Brown and Sly Stone, and the film will explore his rise to fame from humble beginnings in North Carolina in the 1940s to the formation of his seminal bands  Parliament and Funkadelic, to his major influence on a generation of hip-hop stars including Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, OutKast, Wu-Tang Clan and others.

Read more in Rollingout.com.