Richard Pryor’s Kids Against Nick Cannon Starring In Biopic

July 3, 2014  |  

Word on the street is that Nick Cannon is being tapped by Lee Daniels to star in a forthcoming biopic about the life of Richard Pryor. Nick spoke briefly to TMZ about the film being in the works, but wouldn’t officially confirm whether or not he would be starring in the project.

“There have been a lot of people out there who have discussed playing this role and been in the works. I never wanna jinx anything because y’all know how movies work. If it’s not in production, it’s not real so. All I’m saying is that I’m doing the work right now. I’m doing everything that I need to do embody it when the opportunity is right. I don’t wanna be one of those actors who says, ‘Oh, I’m out here doing it,’ but then you never see the film.”

He did, however, confess that he has spoken with Lee regarding the role. Interestingly, Richard’s children are not really in favor of this option. According to TMZ, Richard Jr. and Rain Pryor don’t feel that Nick has what it takes to play their father. To add fuel to their opposition, they are also not seeing eye to eye with their stepmother, Jennifer Pryor, right now. They are suppposedly feeling that the movie will dishonor their dad because it has become a “vanity project” for Jennifer. Reports suggest that there are also concerns that Jennifer will “skew” Richard Sr.’s story in the movie to make herself look more favorable.

We hear Richard Jr. and Rain were hoping that Marlon Wayans would be tapped for the role.

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