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Casting: Mike Epps Frontrunner For Richard Pryor Biopic, Daisy Ridley Returning For 'Star Wars 8 & 9' And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 11, 2014 5:00 PM
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Repentant Mike Epps
From Marlon Wayans to Eddie Murphy to Nick Cannon, it seems every six months or so a new name surfaces as the potential lead for the forever developing Richard Pryor biopic. And with Lee Daniels now attached to direct, another contender is now in the pole position for the job —Mike Epps, who recently aced a screen test.

Mike Epps To Play Richard Pryor In Nina Simone Biopic Starring Zoe Saldana

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 15, 2012 5:52 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Despite the fact that no one really seems to want see actress Zoe Saldana play Nina Simone in an upcoming film biopic (or so says the New York Times), the picture is not only going forward, it begins shooting this week. And some iconic names are joining the cast. Or at least, cast members that will play iconic African-American figures. Comedian Mike Epps ("Next Friday," "The Hangover") has signed up to play Richard Pryor in the biopic simply known as "Nina."

Mike Epps Returns For 'The Hangover Part 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 4:19 PM
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Like some kind of comedic "The Dark Knight Rises," it looks like Todd Phillips is giong to go out with a bang for "The Hangover Part 3" and a face from the first film is going be returning to the franchise for the final installment.

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