Movie News

Forest Whitaker tackling Richard Pryor biopic

Movie News
Brooke Campbell

Entertainment writer and public relations consultant. Has written for such publications as Tom and Blockbuster Interaction. Knows her 9 times tables.

Actor and filmmaker Forest Whitaker has taken it upon himself to finally get the enthralling story of late comic Richard Pryor up on the big screen.

There have been numerous attempts to get a biopic on Pryor going, but all have stalled. Most recently, Bill Condon was developing one – with Marlon Wayans signed to play Pryor – but he got busy with the “Twilight” films and as a consequence, the project languished.

Whitaker, who is only producing the film at this stage, is working with the late comedian’s widow, Jennifer Pryor, to produce the film through his Significant Productions shingle, says Deadline. The “Last King of Scotland” star is working on a script.

There have been over half-a-dozen attempts to get this movie made, is Forest it’s lucky charm?

ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on Pinterest

About Brooke Campbell

Entertainment writer and public relations consultant. Has written for such publications as Tom and Blockbuster Interaction. Knows her 9 times tables.

View All Posts

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

captcha

More in Movie News

scandal

First look at Lena Dunham in Scandal

Caffeinated ClintMarch 6, 2015
baldwinhbo

Alec Baldwin to play New York Mayor in HBO pilot

Caffeinated ClintMarch 6, 2015
expendablesseries

Mr T, Tom Selleck, Scott Bakula for Expendables TV show?

Caffeinated ClintMarch 6, 2015
wolverine

Mangold reveals when Wolverine 3 will begin filming

Caffeinated ClintMarch 6, 2015
thejoker

Jared Leto unveils his ‘Joker’ haircut

Caffeinated ClintMarch 6, 2015
toystory

Toy Story 4 will be of a different genre than the previous three?

Caffeinated ClintMarch 5, 2015
Luther

Idris Elba reprising Luther for two-part special

Caffeinated ClintMarch 5, 2015
netflix-launch-in-germany-france-other

Netflix announce new Brit Marling series

Caffeinated ClintMarch 5, 2015
steven-spielberg-620x400

Walden Media to co-finance, co-produce Spielberg’s BFG

Caffeinated ClintMarch 5, 2015

Login

Lost your password?