Thursday, October 06, 2016

Jay Z Producing Richard Pryor Biopic


Rapper Jay Z joins the production side of the upcoming Richard Pryor biopic directed by Lee Daniels and starring Mike Epps...

From Variety
Lee Daniels has committed to directing The Weinstein Company’s Richard Pryor biopic with Jay Z on board to produce.
The Weinstein Company had decided in May to postpone the project, titled “Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said,” after Daniels, the showrunner of Fox’s hit series “Empire,” left the helming gig when he was unable to fit the movie shoot into his schedule. A start date is now set for early 2017.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was really looking forward to this movie. I hope they don't ruin it by having people who are too busy to focus on one thing at a time.

Side note: Empire is getting sillier by the week. It has turned into the soap opera. Mariah Carey served no purpose last night and why TF was she in that studio wearing a stage costume bedazzled out leotard.

Anonymous said...

Jay kinda looks like Richard's long faced ass himself.

Anonymous said...

I hate Jayz
I met him 2x and he is a very very nasty
arrogant person
I wish he had nothing to do with this project
And it may not mean nothing to him cus he is rich, but i will never support anything he has anything to do with
I pray that his fans meet this man 1 day so that they could see he doesnt give a phuck about any them
smh

Anonymous said...

and at the risk of getting stones thrown at me, my question is this:

IS LEE DANIELS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN DO ANYTHING.

I'm just so over him and his agenda of his seemingly woman hating self

Anonymous said...

@3:35

Well you could always get the rapist Nat Parker to do it. Being as though Pryor isnt a slave I doubt it though.

Ron said...

Why would you call Nate Parker a rapist?? Did he rape you??? Stop the dumb B.S. please and thank you. SMDH just because the white man says he is a rapist your dumb but will believe it.

Anonymous said...

I'm still gonna see the Nat Turner movie, but he was accused of rape, the co-defendant was convicted, he's a rapist damn.
It wasn't a white man that said he was a rapist, she was a white WOMAN, and she killed herself over it. Have a little respect.

Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of Jay.

Anonymous said...

Live Nation keeps giving Jay jobs - hopefully he can produce. I think he can ...

Anonymous said...

I have to counter the person that said they met Jay and he was arrogant and nasty. I've met Jay multiple times (the first time as a teen in 97) and he has never been anything but charming. He had that je ne se quoi about him from the first time I met him. There is a reason he has been so successful and able to make connections so well. He's a hustler for sure but he also has a likeability to him when you meet him that is very unique, likeable and sincere.

Anonymous said...

@3:28 Jay is arrogant for no reason he's fucking broke

Anonymous said...

IS LEE DANIELS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN DO ANYTHING.

Hellllooo. I'd take Tyler Perry instead any day.

Anonymous said...

@2:57 - I agree about MC but I think was an over the top way to build momentum for Jamal's new illness (PTSD/pill addiction). Something tell's me that a passing on 4/21/16 is going to worked into the storyline since ratings have gone down. JMO

What happened to the biopic with Marlon Wayans? Seems like they've been doing battle for the past decade. Personally, I'd rather see a new face at this point.

Anonymous said...

old school here...um, maybe y'all don't know, but Richard ALREADY did a movie about his life, and he was in it. It was called Jo Jo Dancer, your life is calling. I really don't see what more they could add to it, other than an authorized or unauthorized biography. Richard told it all in his stand up, movies and recordings. Y'all need to watch Which Way is Up and here is the link for Jo Jo...your're welcome https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAnbkZEJU1o

Anonymous said...

this is a better one....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wRlCLPRxGo

Anonymous said...

@4:27---I have to counter the person that said they met Jay and he was arrogant and nasty. I've met Jay multiple times (the first time as a teen in 97) and he has never been anything but charming.
_________________________________________

I take it you must by a MAN or a TRANNY
I know a couple of dudes who met him in the late 90's and if I lying I'm dying both these cats WHO DIDN'T KNOW EACH OTHER SAID THE SAME THING, that Jay tried to "talk" to them they were disgusted

Personally, Jay comes off as a woman beater and low down dirty pimp that likes to keep his hoes looking crazy and filthy, look at the dude sinister smile--like he loves the fact B is beyond busted and drugged out her mind.

http://beyonce-contour.com/displayimage.php?album=1168&pid=48955#top_display_media

Anonymous said...

Jayz is a hater!!!

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/10/06/17/392AFB4700000578-3825573-image-m-17_1475770792459.jpg

Allihave2say said...

@4:16 She killed herself because one person wasn't convicted while one was? Really? So do you believe that she would still be alive if Nate Parker was incarcerated? Where are the indicators of that. Perhaps Nate's friend DID rape her and she was tramatized by that experience and committed suicide. Where is the direct correlation to Nate? IDK if he did or didn't but the facts I do know are that 1. He was found not guilty. 2. Another man was found guilty. 3. The media has spent this story to sensationalize it and to get people to believe her suicide was because Nate didn't get prison time.

Anonymous said...

@5:26 Uum, NO. I'm not a man or a tranny. Lmao He seemed pretty interested in the women (this was pre-Bey) from what I saw. Lol I've also saw him with Bey many years ago and he was head over heels.

Anonymous said...

She killed her self because of the trauma of being raped. Whether convicted or not, she said Nate did it as well as the other man. There is nothing sensational about rape or a man simply denying it and walking free.
He's a rapist. He may have avoided jail time but he needs to accept that label.

Anonymous said...

Why would you call Nate Parker a rapist?? Did he rape you??? Stop the dumb B.S. please and thank you. SMDH just because the white man says he is a rapist your dumb but will believe it.
3:56 PM


LEGALLY, Nate Parker was acquitted of being a rapist, but in the court of public opinion, he's a damned rapist. And that's the cross he will bear now that it's has come out into the mainstream.

Sheesh, I know he hates the interviewer that called him out on it, cuz prior to that no one was speaking on this unfortunate incident.

Anonymous said...

I'm about to see Birth of a Nation right now just because I can't stand the fact that this info was put out here to quell the positive promotion of this movie. Some of you would believe anything The Man tell you. Stop being manipulated and think for yourself! Of all the projects Nate Parker has been in this info just happens to come out when he does a story about black rebellion? My show starts at 10 let me get off this thread.

CutiePie

Felicia said...

Uh oh!!!
Beyoncé gotta have part too..

LORDT

Anonymous said...

WRONG CHOICE WRONG CHOICE!!!! Don't u all dare disrespect Richard Pryor like that Jay-z can't act he's horrible!!! He was absolutely horrible in state property he can not act this would be a travesty no way that would be an out rage Jay-z can not act he's a horrible actor don't do it I'm tell'en you it would be the worst betrail of Richard Pryor omg no

Anonymous said...

@9:47 He's not acting he's reportedly producing.

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