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Eddie Murphy in talks to star in Richard Pryor's biopic

Los Angeles, PTI | Updated : 15 March 2015, 10:22 PM

Eddie Murphy is in negotiations to star in upcoming biopic on veteran funnyman Richard Pryor that Lee Daniels is directing.

Murphy, 53, has been recruited to portray Pryor’s boxer father in the film, which will star fellow comic Mike Epps in the role of the legendary comedian, said the Hollywood Reporter.

Pryor was raised by his grandmother, a hard woman who rana brothel, and by his father.

Stories of both were frequentlytold as part of his routineAccording te reportes Kate Hudson would play Jennifer Lee Pryor, who was Pryor’s fourth wife (they married in 1981 and divorced in 1982) as well as his seventh; they remarried in 2001.Jennifer Lee Pryor is a producer on the movie along withBruce Cohen. 

First Published: Sunday, March 15, 2015 10:19 PM
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