Earlier this year, we reported that Eddie Murphy was in talks to portray legendary comedian Richard Pryor in a new biopic from Bill Condon, and it seems that much has changed with the project. Hitfix is now reporting that the project is still moving forward, but with Marlon Wayans in negotiations to portray Pryor instead of Murphy.
The site is reporting that the film will also now be produced by Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison production company, with Chris Rock on board to produce as well for Sony Pictures. The project was being shopped around to Paramount and Fox Searchlight, but it seems a deal couldn't be reached.
It was said that many roles were still to be cast, but if deals are met with Wayans and others, it was said that production could start as early as Spring 2010.