Well, for a while speculation was that Nick Cannon was the frontrunner to portray Richard Pryor in a movie biopic about the late, great comedian. Cannon going as far as learning to do things left-handed, taking up smoking, and growing his hair out for the role. That does not appear to be the case anymore.
After what’s been described as an “explosive test” to be Pryor, all signs point to comedian/actor Mike Epps securing the role of Richard Pryor. A role previously linked to many others such as Marlon Wayans, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, and Michael B. Jordan.
The film’s director Lee Daniels just released this tweet confirming the news of Epps.
— lee daniels (@leedanielsent) August 24, 2014
Then, Oprah Winfrey (who is apparently involved in the movie) released an image of her with Daniels and Epps after the movie’s first read session.The movie is being co-produced by Pryor’s widow, Jennifer.
What do you think? Good call casting Epps as the iconic comedian?