Lee Daniels Might Direct The “Richard Pryor Biopic”

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The has been in the works for quite some time, but it seems the project is finally gaining some steam as has entered talks to helm the film.

The picture will supposedly focus on Pryor’s life during his 30’s, but any other specifics are being kept under wraps. Michael B. Jordan has also entered the mix for the role of Pryor. Marlon Wayans and Eddie Murphy have been in the running for awhile and it seems they are both still interested. Both Jennifer Pryor and Forest Whitaker are still producing.

Daniels last wrote and helmed “The Paperboy” and “’ The Butler.” His directing talents will next be seen in “Orders to Kill”, “Get It While You Can” and “Anna in the Tropics.” Daniels is repped by .

Source: The Hollywood Reporter via Collider

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