You read right ladies and gents!!!! According to EW.com, Marlon Wayans has been slated to play the late, great funnyman Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic, Richard Pryor: Is It Some thing I Said?
Last year, the rumor was that Eddie Murphy was said be in the works as Pryor, but things changed after the production company was switched.
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Sources tell EW.com that Wayans fought for the role, blowing the producers away with a 13- min screen test where he “transforms into Pryor.” The movie depicts Pryor’s controversial brand of comedy and his battle with drugs and is currently budgeted at $20 million. Chris Rock, Pryor’s widow Jennifer Lee Pryor and Mark Gordon are also lined up to produce. Producers are still working out the terms of Wayans’ deal, and other major aspects of the overall project have not been finalized. Sony did not respond to requests for comment.
The movie is rumored to be written and directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls).