Eddie Murphy and Kate Hudson have joined director Lee Daniels’ untitled Richard Pryor biopic, starring Mike Epps as the groundbreaking comedian/actor. According to ET Online, Murphy will he play Richard Pryor’s father, LeRoy "Buck Carter" Pryor, a former boxer and Kate Hudson will play Pryor’s fourth wife, Jennifer Lee Pryor. The biopic tells the life story of Richard Pryor, widely regarded as one of the most influential stand-up comedians of all time.
Release Date: TBA
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Genre: Biography, Drama, Comedy
Director: Lee Daniels
Cast: Mike Epps, Kate Hudson, Eddie Murphy, Oprah Winfrey
Running Time: Unknown
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated
Lee Daniels (Precious, The Butler) is set to direct The Weinstein Company’s untitled Richard Pryor biopic. Mike Epps will star as Richard Pryor, widely regarded as one of the most influential stand-up comedians of all time. Kate Hudson will star opposite Epps as Pryor’s fourth wife, Jennifer Lee Pryor. Eddie Murphy will play Pryor’s father, LeRoy "Buck Carter" Pryor. Oprah Winfrey has been cast as Pryor’s grandmother, Marie Carter.