During a recent interview while in Texas, Mike Epps spoke with The Madd Hatta Morning Show of Houston’s 97.9 Box and touched on the upcoming Richard Pryor biopic. While discussing the project, Epps ended up commenting on Eddie Murphy once wanting to play Richard Pryor. As you know, Murphy recently signed on to the latest Pryor biopic as Richard’s father. (5:15) Epps went on to express that he felt Eddie would have been too big to play Pryor.
“You know Eddie wanted to play Richard Pryor…I think Eddie is one of those guys you have to sit down, You Eddie Murphy, you cant play nobody, somebody got to play you… Because both (Murphy & Pryor) you guys were big icons.”
The Pryor biopic is expected to hit theaters in 2016. Jamie Foxx as Redd Foxx?