The snippet sees Murphy's Jack doing a pantomime and scratching some doodles on a board to tell Clark Duke's Aaron that he's going to die if the leaves in his tree have all fallen off.
A few days before it opens in the U.S. theaters, Eddie Murphy's "A Thousand Words" has unveiled a brand new clip. Entitled "Chalkboard", the fresh sneak peek revolves around the scene where Murphy's character Jack struggles to tell Clark Duke's Aaron the reason why he couldn't say a word.
In this comedy movie, Jack is a fast-talking literary agent, who can close any deal, any time and any way. He has set his sights on New Age guru Dr. Sinja for his own selfish purposes. However, Dr. Sinja is on to him, and Jack's life comes unglued after a magical Bodhi tree mysteriously appears in his backyard.
With every word Jack speaks, a leaf falls from the tree and he realizes that when the last leaf falls, both he and the tree are toast. While words have never failed Jack, he now has got to stop talking and conjure up some outrageous ways to communicate or he's a goner.
Due to arrive in theaters nationwide on Friday, March 9, "A Thousand Words" is directed by Brian Robbins and written by Steve Koren. Joining Murphy and Duke in the cast ensemble are Cliff Curtis, Kerry Washington, Allison Janney and Ariel Winter.