There’s A New Front-Runner To Play Richard Pryor In Lee Daniels’ Untitled Biopic

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by: Jay Carlson

The list of names to play troubled stand-up comedian Richard Pryor seemed like a who’s who of African American actors. Names like Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans and Nick Cannon were all rumored to be in the running at some point. But it seems as though one name has risen to the top after an explosive screen test. Mike Epps looks to be the odds-on favorite.


The coveted role of Pryor’s wife Jennifer has also come down to Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway.