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Eddie Murphy Added To The Richard Pryor Biopic

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Eddie Murphy’s comeback is in full effect!

After appearing on the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, and locking in a few upcoming films (Cook, Triplets and Beverly Hills Cop 4), the funny man is positioning himself for another major movie.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Murphy is being considered for the role of Richard Pryor’s father, LeRoy “Bucks” Pryor, in the upcoming Lee Daniels directed project.

Now, this picture Lee posted on Instagram is starting to make sense.

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Strap in and brace yourself. They done let me and him out of our cages! #idonteventhinkimreadyforthisone! #excited #proud #OMG

In addition to Eddie, ET has confirmed that Kate Hudson has been casted to play Pryor’s wife, Jennifer Pryor (who is a producer on the film), and Oprah Winfrey (who is also a producer on the film) will play the comedian’s grandmother, Marie Carter.

As previously reported, Mike Epps has been tapped to take on the lead role in the biopic that, as of right now, doesn’t have a release date.

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Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves

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To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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