You Big Dummy: Richard Pryor Biopic Will Have Tracy Morgan As Redd Foxx?

“I’ll give you five across your lips,” rolling off the tongue of Tracy Morgan would be something I sure would love to see. The Lee Daniels-directed upcoming biopic of Richard Pryor may have 30 Rock actor Tracy Morgan cast as funny man Redd Foxx. Find out more after the jump.

(Video) Richard Pryor’s Son Speaks On Nick Cannon Cast In Father’s Biopic, Family Feud And More!

Richard Pryor Jr. gave an exclusive interview with ET News, giving insight on his first reaction to hearing about the biopic about his father and even spoke on his step-mother shutting him out of production. Although he was skeptical about Nick Cannon being cast as the legendary comedian, there seems to be more of a beef between Junior and Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor. Yikes! To check out the interview, click below.

(Video) Nick Cannon Opens Up About Mike Epps Getting Richard Pryor Role Over Him!

So recently VladTV spoke with Nick Cannon at his grand opening of Psych Ward Skate Flagship Store in LA. He discussed the idea of the skateshop which came from a group of young people in his organization and his vision of it helping to keep the youth out of trouble and off the streets. Once all of that business talk was done, the conversation shifted to the up and coming Richard Pryor biopic that Mike Epps ended up landing over Nick. Find out what Nick had to say about the role in the full clip below!

(Photos) Richard Pryor Jr. Gives Nick Cannon His Blessing To Play His Dad!

When it comes to the production of biopics, everything from the speculated cast to the storyline is severely criticized! Nick Cannon is in talks to portray the late great Richard Pryor, and at first the comedian’s child disapproved, but now after a conversation with Nick on the phone, he had a change of heart! Check out what the conversation was about!

Guess Who Richard Pryor’s Widow Is Hoping To Play Her Late Husband In A Movie

A new film about jazz legend Nina Simone is in the works, and the character of Richard Pryor will have an appearance in it. The man tapped to do so thought it’d be the right thing to reach out to Pryor’s widow just to get her blessing, and in doing so, may have set himself up for an even bigger part! Jennifer Pryor was so touched by the gesture, she’s now strongly considering him to play Richard in an entire biopic about him! Have any guesses as to who? I’ll tell you who it’s definitely not…Eddie Murphy! Says Jennifer, “Having Eddie Murphy play Richard Pryor would be like having Al Jolson play Malcolm X.” (Jolson is a white actor from way back when, known for performing in blackface.) Find out who below! Marisa Mendez

Walmart Driver Charged With 1st Degree Aggravated Manslaughter In Crash That Injured Tracy Morgan

In 2014, Kevin Roper was driving a Walmart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike when he plowed into a limo; killing one man and severely injuring comedian Tracy Morgan. Although a National Transportation Safety Board concluded, after an investigation, that Morgan and the other occupant of the limo were not wearing seatbelts, it also concluded Roper was sleep deprived. Today [Dec. 23] a grand jury decided to charge Roper with first-degree aggravated manslaughter, second-degree vehicular homicide and third-degree aggravated assault-charges that he prayed would be dropped. Get the details down bottom.

(Video) Kevin Hart’s Comedy Career Headed for the History Books

He’s definitely been killing the game and we’ve definitely been witness to an illustrious not to mention lucrative run of the young comic, but is it deeper than it looks? Is Kevin Hart’s Comedy Career Headed for the History Books?

(Video) Mike Epps to Star in Lead Role with Nia Long for New ABC Comedy

Get those major network coins, y’all! It’s getting ready to be pilot season and two standout stars are headed to the small screen. Mike Epps to Star in Lead Role with Nia Long for New ABC Comedy!

(Video) Mo’Nique Was ‘Blackballed’ by Hollywood After Winning Her Oscar

There’s always been legends and ‘secret society’ theories about the mainstream entertainment business. But while rumors of cliques, rituals and religions are one thing–the trail of actors (mainly of color) that are scorned, ‘left for dead,’ and actually denied work by the ‘powers that be’ is a historic and ongoing reality. The most recent star to be caught in the crossfire? According to a confirmation by Lee Daniels, Mo’Nique Was ‘Blackballed’ by Hollywood After Winning Her Oscar, for not “playing the game.”

(Photos) Lee Daniels Adds Eddie Murphy To Cast “I Dont Even Think I’m Ready For This One”

Lee Daniels Adds Eddie Murphy To Cast. Lee Daniels is truly building an “Empire” He even got Eddie Murphy on board wow. Lee Daniels may have out done himself this time. He’s even in shock! He posted on social media “I Dont Even Think I’m Ready For This One” Find out more After the jump

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