Lee Daniels upcoming Pryor film looks to have finally found it’s Redd Foxx. The Wrap has revealed through a source that Tracy Morgan is being considered to play the iconic comedian in the heavily awaited biopic starring Mike Epps.
Tracy Morgan is in talks to play comedian Redd Foxx in Lee Daniels‘ biopic ofRichard Pryor, an individual familiar with the Weinstein Company project has toldTheWrap. Representatives for the Weinstein Company and Morgan did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Mike Epps will star as Pryor, while Kate Hudson will play his wife, Jennifer Pryor.Eddie Murphy and Taraji P. Henson will co-star as Pryor’s parents, though Oprah Winfrey will play the woman who raised him — his grandmother. In the film, Foxx will be depicted as a brash comedian who owned a local comedy club and encouraged Pryor to open up in his act and embrace his culture. Foxx went on to star on the beloved 1970s TV sitcom “Sanford and Son,” and he worked with both Pryor and Murphy on the 1989 crime comedy “Harlem Nights.”