Mandi Bierly
November 10, 2011 AT 10:40 PM EST

And Eddie Murphy will no doubt be doing charades on the talk show circuit when he promotes A Thousand Words (if he promotes the movie that was shot before Tower Heist). Watch the trailer for the comedy below. He stars as a fast-talking liar who learns the power of words when his life force somehow becomes attached to the leaves on a tree. For every word he speaks, a leaf falls. When all the leaves have fallen, his time is up.

In a PopWatch poll earlier today, 48 percent of readers said that after Murphy’s well-received performance in the lukewarm Tower Heist (and resignation from hosting the Oscars in the wake of Brett Ratner’s exit), they wanted to see an Eddie Murphy comeback even more than before. Everyone’s vote stay the same?

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Eddie Murphy comeback: Do you want it more or less now? Poll!

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Lisa Schwarzbaum reviews Tower Heist

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