Eddie Murphy may have given up his gig as host of the Oscars, but he has some new projects up his sleeve.

For the first time Murphy will be teaming up with Spike Lee to do a biopic of former D.C. mayor Marion Barry, who served four non-consecutive terms 1979-1999, and whose illustrious past includes famously includes a crack binge with an ex-girlfriend in a seedy hotel room.

The television biopic is currently in development at HBO Films, and would be Murphy's first time on the small screen since 2001's The PJs. 

[via THR]