Mike Epps Lands The Iconic Role Of Richard Pryor In New Biopic!

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Mike EppsIt looks like the wait is finally over; earlier on Sunday afternoon Oprah Winfrey announced via Instagram that comedian Mike Epps is going to play Richard Pryor in the new biopic!

This announcement came as Oprah made the announcement by posting a picture from their first table read which shows Epps with Winfrey and Lee Daniels (who is also the Director of the film and who also confirmed via his on Twitter account).

The caption states “@LeeDanielsent, @TheRealMikeEpps, and me just finished a great 1st read session. #RichardPryorMovie.”

As you already know, this news comes after years of film development and changing of producers and speculation that the other actors such as Nick Cannon, Marlon Wayans and Michael B. Jordan and several others possibly had landed the role. Now it looks like Epps is the official actor!

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  1. Garrett Abdo

    Congrats to Mike. With his talent and the pain Richard went through that he will portray, this is an Oscar winning performance in the making.

  2. Willie Brown

    This is going to be a great opportunity for Mike Epps to show his acting chops. I think he is the best one for the job. I hope he blows it out of the water. Congratulations Mike!

  3. monique k

    Love Mike Epps. Nick cannon has enough jobs and mike would just be more believable. Nick
    Has enough 99 problems now this ain’t one.

  4. Monique A Williams

    I have never liked Mike Epps as a comedian, but I think he definitely has what it takes to be a strong dramatic actor. This will be a fantastic vehicle to showcase his talent. Best of luck to him!

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