Actor To Play Richard Pryor Chosen

Actor and comedian Mike Epps has some big shoes to fill.

He's been cast in the lead role of the upcoming Richard Pryor biopic, "Is It Something I Said".

Director Lee Daniels and Producer Oprah Winfrey confirming in tweets, that Epps will play the legendary comedian from Peoria.

Before Pryor passed away in 2005, he reportedly hand-picked Epps to play him over Damon Wayans, because he didn't want an established star to play him on the big screen.

Pryor has a bust in his honor on the south side of Peoria, and another statue is in the works.

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