MIKE EPPS DEEMED TO PLAY THE ROLE OF RICHARD PRYOR IN THE COMICS BIOPIC!
"Having Eddie Murphy play Richard Pryor would be like having Al Jolson play Malcolm X!"
Mike Epps would be the perfect comedian/actor to play Richard Pryor in the upcoming Nina Simone film!
What makes it even better is that Mike has the support of the late comedian’s widow, Jennifer Pryor. Before agreeing to play the part of the deceased legend, Mike reportedly reached out to Jennifer.
“That was very sweet and respectful that he called me first. I am happy that they picked him. He is a real good guy.”
Mike, who hasn’t always had the “nice guy” rep, may have done himself a big favor by being so considerate.
Now Richard’s widow is not only happy that he’ll be playing her late husband in the Nina Simone movie, but is also considering him as the actor who should star as Richard in the film telling the tale of his own life.
As the future film’s producer, Mrs. Pryor really wants a great actor who could authentically portray her late husband, also commenting that Eddie Murphy is not the right guy for the job.
VIDEO: Mike Epps Talks About Receiving Blessing from Pryor’s Widow
“Having Eddie Murphy play Richard Pryor would be like having Al Jolson play Malcolm X.”
Well damn son, we know who won’t be in that film. Congratulations to the big homie Mike Epps on his continued success!
VIDEO: Watch This Classic Clip of Richard Pryor Portraying the 1st Black President…Pre-Obama!
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