Eddie Murphy to play legendary comedian Richard Pryor in Condon biopic

Whatever the fuck make the people laugh – say that shit. Do the people laugh when you say what you say? Do you get paid? Tell Bill I said have a Coke and a smile and shut the fuck up!
Eddie Murphy impersonating Richard Pryor in Raw

According to EW, writer/director Bill Condon – who wrote and directed Dreamgirls – is shopping a script he wrote titled Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? to film studios. Eddie Murphy is attached to star as the legendary comedian. According to reports, Fox Searchlight, which released Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire, is interested in the project. The studio has an existing relationship with Condon, having partnered with the director on his 2004 feature Kinsey.

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