ET can exclusively confirm that Eddie Murphy is in talks for a role in Lee Daniels’ untitled Richard Pryor biopic, according to a source close to the production. So what part will he play? Richard Pryor’s father, LeRoy “Buck Carter” Pryor, a former boxer.
ET can also confirm that Kate Hudson will in fact play Pryor’s wife, Jennifer Pryor, who is a producer on the film.
On Thursday, the director posted a photo of the him and Murphy together on Instagram with the caption: “Strap in and brace yourself. They done let me and him out of our cages! #idonteventhinkimreadyforthisone! #excited #proud #OMG”
Murphy and Hudson joins Mike Epps, who cast as Pryor in August of last year. The highly anticipated film also includes Oprah Winfrey, who ET exclusively confirmed as his grandmother, Marie Carter.
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SOURCE: ET Online