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  • Oprah Winfrey to Play Richard Pryor’s Grandma in Biopic

    Aug 26, 14 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments


    Get ready y’all- #MikeEpps as #RichardPryor pic.twitter.com/0sothu7yVB — lee daniels (@leedanielsent) August 24, 2014 *Now we have an official reason why Oprah Winfrey was in the middle (literally) of the announcement that Mike Epps will play Richard Pryor in the upcoming Lee Daniels-directed biopic. It’s because she’s also in the cast. Per “Entertainment Tonight”: ET can exclusively confirm […]

  • Mike Epps Wins Richard Pryor Biopic Role; Gets Congrats from Kevin Hart

    Aug 26, 14 by Qwest7 9 Comments


    *The search is officially over for someone to play Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels’ upcoming biopic on the late comic icon. Interrobang reports that Mike Epps has been chosen to play Pryor. The funnyman beat out a talented roster of contenders that included Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans and Nick Cannon. News of Epps’ selection […]

  • Damon Dash Sues Lee Daniels Over Unrecouped Film Investments

    Aug 14, 14 by EURPublisher01 4 Comments


    *Damon Dash is suing Lee Daniels, claiming the filmmaker reneged on a deal for the former Rock-A-Fella mogul to invest in his film projects – including “The Butler,” “The Paperboy” and “Precious.” According to TMZ, Dash also dumped $2 million into Daniels’ film “The Woodsman” in 2004, only to get stiffed. Dash also claims in […]

  • Mike Epps Now Frontrunner to Play Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels Biopic

    Aug 12, 14 by Qwest7 3 Comments


    *If you’ve been keeping track on who’s more likely to play Richard Pryor in a big screen version of the late comedian’s life, then put Mike Epps down as the one to watch. According to Deadline, the funnyman has emerged as the current frontrunner for the role in the Lee Daniels-directed biopic after blowing everyone […]

  • Lee Daniels to Helm Biopic About Football Player Falsely Accused of Rape

    Aug 7, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Lee Daniels’ next project will depict the true story of a college-bound football player who was falsely accused of rape. According to Variety, the director is currently developing “The Brian Banks Story,” about the All-American high school football player who, in 2002, had committed to USC’s football program before being accused of rape. Banks maintained his […]

  • Nick Cannon on Richard Pryor Biopic: ‘May The Best Man Get It’

    Jul 13, 14 by Qwest7 6 Comments


    *Ever since news dropped about a planned biopic on Richard Pryor, speculation has run rampant over who would play the legendary comedian. Among the contenders is Nick Cannon, who has one of the rumored frontrunners. The “America’s Got Talent” host recently gave his two cents regarding the film and talk of him portraying Pryor during […]