This might be the film that everyone’s been hoping for – the one where Eddie Murphy has to shut the hell up. A Thousand Words sees him play Jack, a fast-talking (of course) agent who infuriates a guru who curses him to be karmically linked to a mystical tree. The tree sheds one leaf for every word that Jack speaks and if it loses all its leaves he’ll die. Cue much pointing, flapping and miming – it’s basically the movie version of Charades – as Jack tries to get his assistant (Clark Duke) to interpret.
Will there be laughs? Judging from the trailer, no.