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Eddie Murphy Added To The Richard Pryor Biopic



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.


Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice



Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.

On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.

It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.

So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.

“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”

Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”

And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.

For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”

Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.

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