08/25/2014 05:09 pm ET Updated Aug 25, 2014

Lee Daniels Confirms Mike Epps For Richard Pryor Biopic With Oprah Winfrey Attached

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When it was reported recently that Lee Daniels would be working with the The Weinstein Company in finally bringing the Richard Pryor biopic to the big screen, there was some hesitancy on how true this story was. After all, so many actors (Nick Cannon, Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans and Eddie Murphy) and directors (Bill Condon, Forest Whitaker) had been lined up to being part of the project, but no one been fully committed.

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