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Oprah Winfrey and Eddie Murphy are working on making a movie with Mike Epps and Kate Hudson in a new biopic about comedian Richard Pryor. The story will be about the comedian, and it will be about his …
Examiner · 1 day ago
After kicking around development hell for years, The Weinstein Company is finally getting a biopic about legendary comedian Richard Pryor off the ground, and the cast has been finalized for production to begin in March.
Slashfilm.com · 8/30/2015
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Oprah Winfrey and Eddie Murphy are joining Mike Epps and Kate Hudson in a new biopic about comedian Richard Pryor. Winfrey has been cast as Pryor’s grandmother Marie Carter, who ran a brothel where she …
Daily Mail · 8/29/2015
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The Weinstein Company is ready to greenlight its Richard Pryor biopic, and my, have Harvey Weinstein and Lee Daniels put together a terrific cast. And Mike Epps is now locked to play Pryor, a role coveted by a lot of …
pagesix.com · 8/30/2015
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*The Weinstein Company’s ready to be greenlit biopic on Richard Pryor is assembling a powerful cast with Oprah Winfrey and Eddie Murphy now officially among those on board for the project. Page Six cites Deadline …
Electronic Urban Report · 8/31/2015
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According to the Electronic Urban Report (EUR), The Weinstein Company is moving forward with the project and production will begin in March 2016. Set to take on the lead role as Pryor is comedian Mike Epps who …
musictimes.com · 9 hours ago
The cast for the upcoming Richard Pryor biopic is coming together with reports stating that Eddie Murphy, Oprah Winfrey and Mike Epps among others will be starring in the film, a report on Slate states. Like Us on …
KpopStarz · 8/31/2015
Director Lee Daniels at the 82nd Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon on February 15, 2010. Epps’ casting isn’t unexpected—before his death in 2005, Pryor himself earmarked the actor for the role— but he’s had …
Slate · 8/29/2015
Editor's Note: Oprah Winfrey is gearing up to take on the role of Richard Pryor's brothel-owning grandmother, Japanese film star Toshirō Mifune is gearing up to make his debut on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and …
word&film · 1 day ago
After years of trying to get this project off the ground, it’s finally happening…A Richard Pryor biopic. The biopic, directed by Empire creator Lee Daniel, will star Eddie Murphy, Kate Hudson and Oprah Winfrey. It’ll follow …
K-EARTH 101 · 8/31/2015
Richard Pryor Biopic
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Richard Pryor

Comedian
Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American comedian, actor, film director, social critic, satirist, writer, and MC. Pryor wa…
Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American comedian, actor, film director, social critic, satirist, writer, and MC. Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed colorful vulgarities and profanity, as well as racial epithets. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians of all time: Jerry Seinfeld called Pryor "The Picasso of our profession", and Bob Newhart has called Pryor "the seminal comedian of the last 50 years". This legacy can be attributed, in part, to the unusual degree of intimacy Pryor brought to bear on his comedy. As Bill Cosby reportedly once said, "Richard Pryor drew the line between comedy and tragedy as thin as one could possibly paint it."
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