Murphy to star as Pryor in new biopic

February 28th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Eddie MurphyLondon, Feb 28 (IANS) Actor Eddie Murphy has waived off his $25 million feel to star as Richard Pryor in a new biopic.
Writer Bill Condon, who directed the 2006 “Dreamgirls”, is reportedly involved in the project, reports.

Pryor, an African American comedian, had an illustrious acting career but got addicted to drugs before dying of heart attack in 2005. He poured rum and set himself on fire in 1980.

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