Marlon Wayans has emerged as the unlikely front-runner to play comic great Richard Pryor in a new biopic from â€œDreamgirlsâ€ director Bill Condon, according to Variety.
Condon had initially sparked the interest of his â€œDreamgirlsâ€ star Eddie Murphy to play the stage and screen great. Unfortunately, Oscar Nominee Murphy wanted more cabbage than a skinny triathlete to participate.
Wayans, who despite being best known for his work in comedies like â€œWhite Chicksâ€ and â€œScary Movieâ€, has proved in the past that he does embody some T-bone size dramatic chops â€“ via performances in such films as â€œRequiem for a Dreamâ€ and â€˜â€™Behind the Smileâ€ â€“ so may actually be able to pull this off. And if he does, look for the 37-year-old actor to get a bump in his â€œG.I Joe 2â€ pay come 201o (Lorenzo is shitting himself!).
(Surprisingly â€“ well, I guess not, suppose Sandler and Co. were hugely influenced by Pryor) Happy Madison and Columbia Pictures are behind the pic, with Adam Sandler and Jack Giarraputo, along with Chris Rock, Mark Gordon and Jennifer Pryor, producing. The project, budgeted at just under $20 million, is eyeballing a Spring 2010 launch.
Sandler will likely play Pryorâ€™s first manager, Sandy Gallin, in the movie.
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Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
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Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
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Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
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Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
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