Here’s a topic we have discussed too many times over the last couple of years; a Richard Pryor biopic is underway. We heard many names as potential stars of this film that has been in development for over seven years; Stars such as Eddie Murphy, Mike Epps and Marlon Wayans have all had their name in the mix as the iconic comic, and as the film switched production companies and executive producers, so haven’t the stars. The latest name to be added to the list is newcomer Michael B Jordan (of Fruitval Station fame), and as of this writing is the odds on favorite to land the role, even though word is that Wayans absolutely nailed the audition for the part and many are still talking about it.
Fast forward several months and The Weinstein Company has now stated that director Lee Daniels (of The Butler fame) is the latest to come on board the troubled project, and the Hollywood Reporter is stating that Murphy, Wayans and Jordan are all the latest names that are still being eyed for the role.
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