Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Nick Cannon Clears up Richard Pryor Rumors

Last week Nick Cannon kinda sorta confirmed he was working on a Richard Pryor biopic [click here if you missed that].

Turns out Nick was exaggerating a little…

Clearing up the rumors Nick Cannon tells Extra
“There’s a phenomenal director, Lee Daniels, who did everything from ‘The Butler,’ to ‘Precious.’ He’s assigned to the project, and he’s supposed to direct… He’s a personal friend of mine, and I’ve had the opportunity to kind of read with him, talk about it, but in my mind I’m trying to be the best man for the role. There’s several other people who’d love to play this role, and I’m just saying may the best man get it.”
“I started growing my hair and doing the look and everything. Crazy, because the rumors started right away… ultimately man, it’s a dream project, who wouldn’t want to be part of that legendary story, that legendary comic? He changed the face of comedy, so I’d love the opportunity.”

Mike Epps, Marlon Wayans and Terrence Howard have all, at one time or another, been linked to the coveted role.