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Marlon Wayans Set To Play Richard Pryor

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Entertainment Weekly reports that Marlon Wayans is set to star in the Richard Pryor biopic.

Recently, Chris and the other producers, one of them who is Richard Pryor’s late wife, have been auditioning people for the lead role. One of them was Eddie Murphy, who was the leading contender. Then along came Marlon Wayans who was asked to perform a screen test .

Well it looks like Eddie Murphy has been bumped and the role is going to Marlon. According to a source Marlon “transformed into Pryor” and “blew the producers away”.[picapp src=”7/c/d/9/Richard_Pryor_e5af.jpg?adImageId=5353723&imageId=3076806″ width=”234″ height=”359″ /]

I remember how powerful Marlon was in ”Requiem For A Dream”, and knew sooner or later, he would get his big break to shine in a lead role.This will be a breakthrough for him, much like the Ray Charles movie was for Jaime Fox.

I guess that this means that Richard Pryor’s personal choice  to play him in this movie, Mike Epps, is totally not going to happen.

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Good luck Marlon, and when you blow-up,…make sure you help out Shawn.

2 Responses to “Marlon Wayans Set To Play Richard Pryor”

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