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Eddie Murphy has a Pryor Commitment

The comedian is slated to play the leading role in a Richard Pryor biopic


 

After his success as producer of this year’s Academy Awards, writer-director Bill Condon (“Dreamgirls”) is looking for a producer for his latest project, a biopic of Richard Pryor entitled “Is It Something I Said?” The choice to play the late great comedian is Eddie Murphy, who already worked with Condon in “Dreamgirls.” The casting makes sense: Murphy may not be as influential a comedian as Pryor, but he’s already made several movies that are almost as bad as Pryor’s work in “Superman III.”

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Eddie Murphy has a Pryor Commitment

  1. “Murphy may not be as influential a comedian as Pryor, but he’s already made several movies that are almost as bad as Pryor’s work in “Superman III.”

    I can forgive Murphy anything due to his skits on SNL and his two records Delirious and Raw.

    • Delirious and Raw were awesome, and no doubt Pryor was a big influence for this.
      Sadly, Eddie Murphy lost his balls, and pretty much sold out, opting to go the safe route of family comedies.
      What a waste!

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