If you’ve been wondering What ever happened to Eddie Murphy, the most beloved actor of my childhood?, you’re about to find out. Just us? Well, in any case, you have to check out the brand-new trailer for Murphy’s upcoming film Mr. Church, which combines a few of our favorite things in the form of books, food, and Britt Robertson.
Mr. Church tells the story of an unusual friendship that forms when a little girl and her dying mother meet a talented cook named Henry Joseph Church (Murphy). Their arrangement is only supposed to last 6 months, but it ends up enduring for 15 years – creating a bond that lasts forever.
Here’s what the movie is all about:
Set 1965 Los Angeles, Mr. Church begins with a stranger arriving on the doorstep of 10-year-old CHARLOTTE “CHARLIE” BRODY and her single mother MARIE BRODY (40), who is battling breast cancer. They soon learn that the quiet man, HENRY CHURCH (40), has been hired by Marie’s recently deceased former lover to cook for them and help maintain the household. As Mr. Church’s time with the Brodys extends from months into years, he becomes a father figure for Charlie during her formative years, nurturing her love of literature and making a lasting impact on her life. Even as Mr. Church tries to keep his own life separate from the Brodys, he eventually learns that the connection he feels to Charlie is what family is all about.
Watch the trailer for Mr. Church below:
Between Murphy, Robertson (who plays Charlie), and this trailer, we are 100% sold. Will you be watching?
Mr. Church hits theaters on September 16, 2016.