That Richard Pryor Biopic Is Back, And Headed To Netflix

The Lee Daniels project is back on, and we know where it's headed.

According to our sources, Lee Daniels' Pryor - the long-gestating biopic based on the life and death of comedian Richard Pryor - is headed for Netflix. This is quite the catch for the streaming service, which has been pulling in bigger and bigger talent over the past few years.

Pryor, which will star comedian Mike Epps in the titular role (along with Oprah Winfrey and Kate Hudson, as Pryor's grandmother and wife, respectively), briefly stalled out in may when Daniels couldn't fit the Bill Condon-scripted project into his already-packed schedule.

Apparently he found the time! Today, Variety reported that the project was back on, with Daniels at the helm and Jay-Z unexpectedly coming aboard to produce. Current plans call for shooting to begin sometime next year, with Pryor landing on Netflix sometime after that.

How you guys feeling about this one? Excited? Skeptical? Happy that we're finally going to get a Richard Pryor biopic (particularly one from such a talented cast and crew)? Let's hear what you have to say in the comments below. 

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