Monday, 2 March 2009

Eddie Murphy To Play Richard Pryor

Looks like comedian Eddie Murphy might have snagged his dream role. According to EW, he will be playing legendary comedian Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic written by Bill Condon:

Writer/director Bill Condon, who just completed his debut run as producer of the 2009 Academy Awards, is shopping his script Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? to the studio subsidiaries and independent distributors around town. Eddie Murphy is attached to star.

Sources tell that Fox Searchlight, the studio behind this year’s big Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire, is interested in the film.