Bowfinger is to be released on blu-ray. Enjoy the fun with Eddie Murphy and Steve Martin together for the first time in this hit comedy.
Written by Steve Martin, Bowfinger is based on a real incident in 1927. A Russian filmmaker covertly shot footage of Mary Pickford – the Canadian-American actress and co-founder of the film studio United Artists. He fashioned an entire film around the footage, creating the illusion that Pickford was actually starring in his Russian film.
It was directed by Frank Oz and was the 4th film on which he and Steve Martin had worked together. His career began as a puppeteer, where he performed the Muppet characters of Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear in The Muppet Show, and Cookie Monster, Bert, and Grover in Sesame Street. He is also known for being the puppeteer and voice of Yoda in the Star Wars films. His other work as a director includes Little Shop of Horrors (1986) & Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988),
Eddie Murphy’s role as Kit Ramsey was originally written for Keanu Reeves but was ultimately changed and given to Murphy. In the film, Kit Ramsey’s house is the same residence depicted as “Stately Wayne Manor” in the 1966 Batman (1966) television series. Different Strokes star Gary Coleman worked on set as a security guard.
Synopsis: How does Bobby Bowfinger (Steve Martin), Hollywood’s least successful director, get Kit Ramsey (Eddie Murphy), Hollywood’s biggest star, in his ultra low-budget film? Any way he can. With an ingenious scheme and the help of Kit’s eager and nerdy brother Jiff, an ambitious and sexy wannabe (Heather Graham) and an over-the-hill diva (Christine Baranski), Bowfinger sets out to trick Kit Ramsey into the performance of a lifetime.