Comedian Mike Epps to Portray Richard Pryor in Biopic; Oprah Winfrey to Play Pryor’s Grandmother
Oprah Winfrey confirmed the news in a post on Instagram, posting a photo of Epps, Daniels and herself.
Epps tweeted a photo of him meeting Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Pryor, and getting her blessing.
Had to kiss the ring of @jennferLpryor for the blessing !you got to be stong to have been with the king! pic.twitter.com/OxvbjvPqHc
— Mike Epps (@TheRealMikeEpps) August 24, 2014
Winfrey will also star in the film as Pryor’s grandmother, Marie Carter, Entertainment Tonight reports.
Pryor battled multiple sclerosis and died of a heart attack in 2005 at the age of 65.
Source: The Touch Radio