Morgan To Play Red Foxx In Pryor Biopic

“30 Rock” comedian Tracy Morgan is in talks to play Redd Foxx in the Richard Pryor biopic at The Weinstein Company. Lee Daniels helms the project in which Mike Epps plays legenday comedian Pryor.

Foxx was a comedian who starred on the 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son” and was best known for his raunchy comedy ‘party albums’ in the 1950s and 1960s.

Other cast includes Kate Hudson as Pryor’s wife, Taraji P. Henson and Murphy as Pryor’s parents and Oprah Winfrey as Pryor’s grandmother who raised him.

Source: Variety