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RICHARD PRYOR: Kids Say Hell No to Nick Cannon Playing Dad

Posted July 3rd, 2014 @ 6:05am

Nick Cannon is rumored to have been tapped to play Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic, but the late comedy legend's family isn't happy about it.

 Director Lee Daniels (The Butler, Precious) is working on the film, and although no one has been confirmed to play Pryor, Cannon has dropped a lot of hints that he's got the job and that's not sitting well with Pryor's children. Richard Pryor Jr. and Rain Pryor say Cannon doesn't have the acting chops or the understanding of their dad to pull off the role. They'd like to see Marlon Wayans play their father. They're also upset that they haven't been included in the project.


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