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‘Mr. Church’ Exclusive Clip: Eddie Murphy and Britt Robertson Discuss Bringing Susan McMartin’s Script To Life

In this behind-the-scenes clip, the stars of "Mr. Church" talk about the power of the film's story.

Mr. Church

“Mr. Church”

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Bruce Beresford’s newest film “Mr. Church” follows the relationship between talented cook Henry Church (Eddie Murphy) and young girl Charlie Brooks (Britt Robertson) over the course of many years. It’s based on a true story from the life of screenwriter Susan McMartin, who was helped raised by a local cook who taught her to believe she could grow up to be anything. Though the film was stuck in development hell for over eight years, and was once attached to Samuel L. Jackson, it was finally released domestically this past September. In a behind-the-scenes clip from the film, Eddie Murphy and Britt Robertson discuss bringing McMartin’s story to life. Watch the clip below.

READ MORE: Tribeca Review: ‘Mr. Church’ Starring Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson And Natascha McElhone

Susan McMartin is best known for being a writer and producer on the CBS sitcom “Mom.” She has also written episodes for such shows as “Californication,” “Gary Unmarried” and “Two and a Half Men,” for which she served as a producer for one year.

This film is Eddie Murphy’s first acting role in over four years. Since 2010, he has only appeared in “Shrek Forever After,” “Tower Heist” and “A Thousand Words.”

READ MORE: ‘Mr. Church’ Trailer: Eddie Murphy Returns to the Silver Screen in Bruce Beresford’s Emotional Drama

“Mr. Church” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this past April. It is currently available to rent and purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and other digital outlets.


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