Director Lee Daniels Picks Mike Epps To Play Richard Pryor In Biopic

The casting is done and Mike Epps has won the prized role of late, great comedian Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic.

Director Lee Daniels posted a photo of himself with Mike and Oprah Winfrey.

"And we're off... Get ready y'all for #richardpryor." Daniels wrote.

Other actors who were in the running for the role include Marlon Wayans, Jay Pharoah and Nick Cannon. Congrats to Mike, can't wait to see the film.

No word on when production starts. Do you agree with the casting choice?

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Comment by jBrizzle on August 27, 2014 at 8:26pm
Mike Epps is comedy king stoopid! This movie will show you how versatile he actually is. You just think he gonna play himself lol hell nah. Epps perfect for the job!
Comment by SMP on August 27, 2014 at 4:13pm
Let's see how this turns out
Comment by Essino-Dub on August 27, 2014 at 12:47am
I know that he can pull off the comedy, but I'm not sure if he can pull off the drama
Comment by BuckDat on August 26, 2014 at 9:51pm
Hopefully we wont be thinking "that's Mike Epps playing Pryor". That would be a shame as a Pryor fan. Mike Epps isnt too big of a name but just enough of one to satisfy the studio I'd imagine.
Comment by George on August 26, 2014 at 7:47pm
@noorizer I'd love a few minutes wit those knockers
Comment by noorizer on August 26, 2014 at 7:40pm
man Oprah got some big a** titties!!!
Comment by JumpyB. on August 26, 2014 at 7:01pm
Hope he can act better than his standup.
Comment by paul on August 26, 2014 at 6:09pm
Good choice. Better than Nick Cannon that's for sure.
Comment by F***THEWORLD on August 26, 2014 at 5:41pm
So glad. See this everybody would watch. Nobody would wanna see Nick Corball Cannon as the Legend. Richard might be in Hell, but he was a funny Mofo! Glad they picked the right actor.
Comment by GANGSTA WAYNE on August 26, 2014 at 5:07pm
nice pick



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