Forest Whitaker to Produce Richard Pryor Biopic

Posted March 29, 2013 by Rick in Movie News

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A few years ago Bill Condon was actually set to direct a biopic about comedian Richard Pryor who would have been played by Marlon Wayans.  Condon left this project in order to direct The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. This was the project he thought will give him power and popularity. Forest Whitaker will produce a new script in an attempt to finally bring Pryon’s story to view. The leading role has been thrown around to different African-America comedians like Damon Wayans, Mike Epps, Eddie Murphy, Eddie Griffin and Chris Rock.