Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor Biopic Lands Eddie Murphy and Kate Hudson

Richard Pryor Biopic Lands Eddie Murphy and Kate Hudson

The project was previously known as Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?, but this new report from Entertainment Tonight claims the biopic is currently untitled. No story details have emerged at this time, and it isn't known how large Eddie Murphy and Kate Hudson's roles will be. Oprah Winfrey is also producing and starring as Richard Pryor's grandmother Marie Carter. No production schedule was given at this time.

Ironically, Mike Epps was actually hand-picked by Richard Pryor himself to play him in a different biopic in 2005, just before he died, but that project never got off the ground. Eddie Murphy was also attached to yet another Richard Pryor biopic that was being set up by director Bill Condon, but he was eventually replaced by Marlon Wayans, although that project is still stuck in development. Eddie Murphy will next be seen in Cook, and Kate Hudson stars in the upcoming Rock the Kasbah. Take a look at Lee Daniels' Instagram photo with Eddie Murphy below.

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Mike Epps Will Play Richard Pryor in Upcoming Biopic

Mike Epps Will Play Richard Pryor in Upcoming Biopic

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, 2014

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‘Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?’ Biopic Coming from Producer Forest Whitaker

‘Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?’ Biopic Coming from Producer Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker has signed on to produce Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?, a biopic centering on the life of late comedian Richard Pryor. The actor will produce alongside the comedian's widow, Jennifer Pryor and his Significant Productions partner Nina Yang Bongiovi.

The actor-producer will oversee the development of a new screenplay, although it isn't known if a writer has been attached yet. Forest Whitaker recently produced the indie hit Fruitvale, which won the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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