Guess who’s adding his name to the growing list of Hollywood A-listers set to star in the upcoming Richard Pryor biopic, comedian Eddie Murphy. In Murphy’s classic Raw stand-up, he reveals,”Richard Pryor is the one who made me want to do comedy.” Eddie wanted to be Richard Pryor so bad that he would sneak into the basement, put Pryor’s albums on, and just listen.
Murphy will play Pryor’s father, he joins Mike Epps, who will play Pryor, Oprah Winfrey, who’s set to star as Pryor’s grandmother, and Kate Hudson, who plays Pryor’s wife, Jennifer Pryor. Lee Daniels is reportedly set to direct the film, posted a selfie with Murphy to Instagram with the caption, “Strap in and brace yourself. They done let me and him out of our cages! #idonteventhinkimreadyforthisone! #excited #proud #OMG.”.
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