Po’ lil Mike Epps got the shaft on the Richard Pryor movie where his performance was so highly anticipated. Word is, Eddie Murphy swooped in and is almost finished filming, but Mike believes that Pryor’s REAL wishes will still come true:
In a recent interview with Jawn Murray, when asked about Eddie portraying Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic, Mike replied, “No disrespect, but I sat with Richard Pryor for an entire year, and he hand-picked me to play that role.” Will he ultimately play Richard in another film? “I believe that Richard’s spirit will determine that.”
Dang, Mike. We were excited to see you play a role of that caliber. No doubt Eddie will do well, but if Pryor had other plans, then they should have been taken into consideration.