The classic 1989 comedy Uncle Buck, written and directed by John Hughes, is getting a modern day reboot on ABC. Comedian Mike Epps will step into the role made famous by John Candy. He will star opposite Nia Long in this single-camera half hour comedy pilot from Universal TV and Will Packer Productions.
Uncle Buck will stay true to the original storyline, centering on a loutish bachelor who is forced to care for his brother's kids. Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley wrote the pilot script. While brother Will has yet to be cast, Nia Long is starring as Will's strong-willed wife, and mother to three children.Read More
Over the weekend, director Lee Daniels and producer Oprah Winfrey confirmed that Mike Epps has been set to star as legendary comedian Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?. Take a look at the tweets from the director and producer below, then read on for more details.
Get ready y'all- #MikeEpps as #RichardPryorpic.twitter.com/0sothu7yVB— lee daniels (@leedanielsent) August 24, 2014Read More
http://movieweb.com/michael-b-jordan-marlon-wayans-and-eddie-murphy-circle-richard-pryor-biopic/Back in January, it was being widely reported that Michael B. Jordan and Marlon Wayans were the two front-runners to play comedian Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? (though the title may have now changed). While both are still in contention, it looks like comedian Mike Epps has found his way to the front of the pack after an explosive audition won over everyone involved with the film.
Originally set to be directed by Bill Condon, Lee Daniels is now at the helm of this drama that will look at the tumultuous early days of Richard Pryor and his meteoric rise to stardom. Eddie Murphy had been interested in taking the lead at one point. The movie is now set up at The Weinstein Company.Read More
While we've heard no confirmation that White Doug (aka Justin Bartha) will return for The Hangover Part III, Black Doug, played by comedian Mike Epps, will be playing a significant role as the former Las Vegas drug dealer once kidnapped by Ken Jeong in the original.
Plot details are being kept under wraps for the time being, but it has been suggested by returning members of the cast that this final installment of the trilogy will revolve around breaking Alan (Zach Galifianakis) out of a mental institution, with locations to include Los Angeles, Mexico, and a return to Las Vegas (which would make sense considering Black Doug's return).Read More
Whitney Houston, who hasn't been seen on screen since 1996's The Preacher's Wife, is set to return to acting with a lead role in Sony's remake Sparkle.
Loosely based on The Supremes, Sparkle follows three sisters that form a successful singing group and then must deal with the fallout of fame and drugs. Mike Epps and Jordin Sparks have also joined the cast.Read More
Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Mike Epps and Sanaa Lathan have boarded director Philippe Caland's Vipaka, a psychological voodoo horror movie.
Written by Shintaro Shimosawa, the story follows a severely disturbed contractor (Forest Whitaker) seeks help from a life coach (Anthony Mackie). What begins as an honest therapy session becomes a twisted and dangerous psychological game, when he abducts the life coach and uses his spiritual messages to terrorize him and his family.Read More