*Kerry Washington will star as Eddie Murphy's wife in the upcoming DreamWorks picture "A Thousand Words," reports Variety.
Murphy plays a savvy, money-hungry head of a literary agency who discovers he only has a thousand words left to say before he dies. His wife wants him to settle down and spend more time with her and their son.
Washington's next film role is opposite Samuel L. Jackson in "Lakeview Terrace." Murphy has a number of films in the pipeline, including "Meet Dave," "NowhereLand" and "The Incredible Shrinking Man."