Oprah and Mike Epps To Star In Upcoming Richard Pryor Biopic

Mike Epps will be playing Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic on the talented and late comedian Richard Pryor, with Oprah Winfrey set to play Pryor’s grandmother, Marie Carter Bryant Pryor.

Lee Daniels, responsible for movies including The Butler, Monster’s Ball and Precious, will serve as director of the film.

Pryor was a gifted comedian, actor, film director, social critic, satirist and writer who rose to fame in the 1970’s, using his notoriety to call attention to and examine racism and contemporary issues with the use of often vulgar yet always entertaining jokes.

We can’t wait to see what this powerful trio has in store for the movie, but we are sure whatever it is, they will do Richard justice.

Stay tuned.