A Richard Pryor biopic is on the way. MGM has tapped Kenya Barris, best known as the creator of Black-Ish, to helm the movie. Barris will write, direct and produce the movie, which will tell the tale of the legendary and influential comedian. Now the question becomes, who will land the lead role? According to multiple reports, the project was subject to a major bidding war, with MGM winning out in the end. Jennifer Lee Pryor, Richard Pryor’s Widow, is on board to produce alongside Kenya Barris, Tarnished Angel and Tory Metzger. Adam Rosenberg is on board to executive producer. Barris had this to say in a statement. RELATED: Tracy Morgan Is Redd Foxx in the Richard Pryor Biopic “The way Pryor did what he did, with truth and specificity that was somehow self-aware and self-deprecating, and said with an unmatched level of vulnerability, that was the power and impact of his work. Pryor had a voice that was distinctly his and, in many ways, comedy since then has been derivative of what he created. To me, this is a film about that voice, the journey that shaped it, and what it took for it to come to be.” Richard… Read full this story
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