Eddie Murphy to Play Richard Pryor’s Father?


Eddie Murphy is in talks for the role of Richard Pryor’s father in Lee Daniels’ biopic about the iconic comedian. According to ET Online, Murphy is in talks to play Leroy Pryor in the film opposite of Mike Epps, who is set to play Pryor himself.

The site also confirms that Kate Hudson will play Pryor’s widow Jennifer Pryor. There is no release date at this time.