Mike Epps Ignored for Richard Pryor Movie

22 Apr

From what I understand, Mike Epps was slated to play Richard Pryor in his bio-pic… and was hand-selected by Pryor himself.

In a recent interview with Jawn Murray, when asked about Eddie portraying Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic, Mike replied, “No disrespect, but I sat with Richard Pryor for an entire year, and he hand-picked me to play that role.” Will he ultimately play Richard in another film? “I believe that Richard’s spirit will determine that.”

Hmmm, Epps shoulda got that in writing or something. Instead, Eddie Murphy will be playing Pryor and the movie is nearly complete.

I’m not sure how this all happened, considering so much was made about Epps being the guy for the job.

Via Punchline Magazine and Bossip

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