Movie News

Forest Whitaker tackling Richard Pryor biopic

Forest Whitaker tackling Richard Pryor biopic
Brooke Campbell

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?

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 2 times, 2 visits today)
Movie News
Brooke Campbell

Experienced in the art of journalism, marketing, and making up excuses for not having to eat my Brussels Sprouts.

More in Movie News

killmethreetimes

Exclusive : Simon Pegg talks Kill Me Three Times – on DVD and Blu-ray Sep 9

Brooke CampbellSep 3, 2015
arrow-poster-44 - Copy

Arrow season four debuts first poster

AshSep 3, 2015
ansel-elgort

CIA drama Code Name Veil adds Ansel Elgort

AshSep 3, 2015
reacher

Jack Reacher 2 releases October 2016

AshSep 3, 2015
1E659FAD

First look at Bryan Cranston as LBJ

AshSep 3, 2015
tv1

American Pastoral adds Strathairn, Riegert, Aduba, Curry

AshSep 3, 2015
analeigh-tipton-

Analeigh Tipton starring as Sadie

AshSep 3, 2015
cate-blanchett

Cate Blanchett is Lucille Ball

AshSep 3, 2015
tv

TV Casting: GOT, Supergirl, Luke Cage, Doctor Who, Bonham Carter

AshSep 3, 2015