• Richard Pryor Biopic Gets Black-Ish Creator Kenya Barris to

    28 days ago - By Movie Web

    Richard Pryor Biopic Gets Black-Ish Creator Kenya Barris to Direct Kenya Barris has been tapped by MGM to helm a biopic about legendary comedian Richard Pryor.
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  • Richard Pryor Biopic to Be Written and Directed by ‘Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris

    Richard Pryor Biopic to Be Written and Directed by ‘Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris

    28 days ago - By Slash Film

    In 2009, Eddie Murphy was set to star in a Richard Pryor biopic for Dreamgirls director Bill Condon. Years later, Mike Epps was supposed to play Pryor for filmmaker Lee Daniels. Neither of those versions never ended up happening, but Hollywood is still itching to mine comedic and dramatic glory from Pryor's whirlwind life.
    Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is the latest person to take a swing at a Pryor biopic. A new report says Barris will write the script and make his feature directorial debut with the new movie, which MGM will distribute after winning a “heated” bidding war for the film...
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