Man, whoever is representing Mike Epps lucked up on this slot. As one of the greatest comedians of all-time, I’m fairly certain that a lot of people were clamoring to get the chance to play Richard Pryor. But according the The Hollywood Reporter, Mike Epps walked away with the role.
In a supporting role, Epps will play Pryor, who opened for the singer when they two were starting out in the early 1960s. Pryor had terrible stage fright and Simone, in her autobiography, recalled how she regularly rocked him into calmness. Continue Reading →