So, Mike Epps Will Play Richard Pryor in the Latest Attempt at a Richard Pryor Biopic

Trying to adapt the biography of Richard Pryor into a big time biopic has been one of the more befuddling movies to make over the last several years, largely due to legal disputes. The role of Pryor has been recast several times with the likes of Marlon Wayons and Nick Cannon, but now the Lee Daniels helmed biopic now has Mike Epps cast as Pryor according to this tweet.

There is still a chance that version of a Richard biopic might hit a snag if legal action on the part of Richard Pryor Jr. also moves forward due to the involvement of Jennifer Lee, Pryor’s widow.

With all of this in mind, the making of this movie could almost be a movie in of itself.