We guess that you should really keep your fingers crossed this time?
For so many years, plenty of people have justifiably tried to make a Richard Pryor biopic, but have gotten derailed for a multitude of reasons such as who owns the rights to his story and how they’re willing to let it be told. We thought that Lee Daniels stepping in and The Weinstein Company getting involved would finally see a movie based on the life of the legendary comedian reach the big screen. Yet, Lee Daniels, who was attached as director, had a scheduling conflict with his hit series Empire and he had to leave the project, once again, in limbo.
Though you should save your excitement for when you read the title of this movie on a marquee, it was announced that Daniels will return as director and, additionally, Jay Z will produce. There’s no way that this Pryor biopic isn’t getting made, right? Let’s hope, if it does indeed get released, that it does Pryor justice.