Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mike Epps the Favorite to Play Richard Pryor

Bad news Nick Cannon. Insiders say Mike Epps is the favorite for Lee Daniels Richard Pryor biopic…

From Deadline 
After blowing away everybody with his audition, actor-comic Mike Epps has emerged as the front-runner to star as Richard Pryor in the biopic that Lee Daniels will direct at The Weinstein Company. Daniels has been in TWC headquarters working with and auditioning a group of young actors that has included Epps, Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans, and Nick Cannon, with Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway the names I’ve heard to play Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor.