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Kenya Barris To Write & Direct Richard Pryor Biopic | Film News

  Black-ish creator Kenya Barris has signed on to write, direct and produce a Richard Pryor biopic for MGM, which recently won a heated auction for the rights to the legendary comedian’s life story.   Considered one of the greatest comics who ever lived, Pryor’s raw on-stage storytelling transformed the entire comedy scene and influenced generations of artists. He also[…]

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Eddie Murphy Lands Role In Richard Pryor Biopic | Film News

  Over a year ago, news broke that director Lee Daniels would be helming a new movie of the life of comedian Richard Pryor and that Mike Epps would be playing the lead role. Now it seems Eddie Murphy has bagged a role in the up and coming flick, a not so surprising but positive bit of news! The Shrek[…]

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Mike Epps To Play Comedy Pioneer Richard Pryor In Film Biopic | Film News

  Actor Mike Epps is set to play leading pioneer of comedy Richard Pryor in a film biopic. Oscar Award nominated director Lee Daniels is taking charge of the film. Richard Pryor and his family had previously cast Epps to play him in a film project meant to take place in 2005, but the production for the film never took[…]

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