Three Circling Richard Pryor Biopic

Lee Daniels is in negotiations to tackle an untitled Richard Pryor biopic which The Weinstein Company will finance and distribute.

Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans and Eddie Murphy are being eyed to star in the project, Wayans and Murphy have previously been linked to the long-gestating film over the years which covers the iconic comedian’s life, much of it set during his 30s.

41-year-old Wayans in particular is said to be the right age and wowed Harvey Weinstein with a screen test, but “Chronicle” and “Fruitvale Station” actor Jordan has reportedly emerged as the front-runner.

Jennifer Pryor is producing the film.

Source: THR