Report: Mike Epps Will Play Richard Pryor in Upcoming Biopic

Lee Daniels and Oprah Winfrey chose the comedian to star in film

Mike Epps Has been picked to play Richard Pryor

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According to UpRoxx, Mike Epps will be playing the role of the iconic comic, Richard Pryor. Director Lee Daniels has apparently tweeted the news to the world.

Previously there were many names attached to the role, including Marlon Wayans, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Michael B. Jordan, and Nick Cannon. But evidently, Epps impressed both Daniels and Oprah Winfrey (who is one of the producers) in getting the role.

Lee Daniels and Oprah Winfrey Choose Mike Epps to play Richard Pryor

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