Norbit is a 2007 American romantic comedy film directed by Brian Robbins, and written and produced by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Thandie Newton, Terry Crews, Eddie Griffin, Katt Williams, Marlon Wayans and Cuba Gooding, Jr. Norbit Albert Rice (Eddie Murphy) and Kate Thomas (Thandie Newton) are best friends as children in an orphanage owned by their father figure, Mr. Wong (Eddie Murphy), but are separated when Kate is adopted. While being bullied by twins in the orphanage a few years later, Norbit is saved by an overweight and mean spirited girl named Rasputia Latimore (Eddie Murphy) who forces him to be her boyfriend. Eventually pressuring Norbit to marry her, Rasputia mistreats, insults, and dominates Norbit to make sure that she keeps him all to herself. Norbit is also belittled by Rasputia's older brothers, Big Black Jack (Terry Crews), Blue (Lester 'Rasta' Speight), and Earl (Clifton Powell), working as a bookkeeper at their local construction company. The Latimore brothers also run a 'security' business' and installed fear in everyone in the town except Mr. Wong, who refuses to sell his establishment to them. When he realizes that Rasputia is cheating on him with her dance instructor Buster Perkin (Marlon Wayans), Norbit vents out his rage at a puppet show for the children at the orphanage.