Mike Epps To Play Richard-Pryor in Nina Simone Biopic
Mike Epps may be getting the role that every comedian would die for. Epps reached out to Jennifer Pryor, the widow of Richard Pryor, to obtain her blessing to play her husband in the highly talked about Nina Simone biopic
“That was very sweet and respectful that he called me first. I am happy that they picked him. He is a real good guy.” Mrs. Pryor tells TMZ. This was a genius move on Mike’s part because not only was it a respectful thing to do, it put him in the widow’s good graces and now she is considering him for the same role in an upcoming Richard Pryor biopic that she will play a hand in producing.