Mike Epps To Portray Richard Pryor in Biopic

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After it looked like Nick Cannon would portray the late comedian Richard Pryor in a biopic, it has been revealed that comedian-turned-actor Mike Epps will actually take on the role.

On Sunday, Oprah posted a pic on Instagram of her, Epps and the film’s director Lee Daniels with the caption, “@theoriginalbigdaddy , @eppsie , and me just finished a great 1st read session. #RichardPryorMovie”

A biopic on the legendary comedian has been in the works since 2005 when he actually chose Mike Epps to play him. Since then Marlon Wayans, Nick Cannon and Eddie Murphy’s names have all been attached to the project, but have clearly not snagged the role.

As of now, there is no release date for the film.

 

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly

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