Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker has jumped on board to aid in producing a biopic for the late Richard Pryor.
Whitaker has joined forces with Pryor’s widow, Jennifer,with the late comedian’s widow, to produce the film through his company Significant Productions. This biopic has been attempted several times, and now with Whitaker on-board, the actor plans to pen a new script with input from Jennifer Pryor.
A few years back, Marlon Wayans was said to be playing Pryor in a biopic directed by Bill Condon for Sony Pictures, but due to Condon’s other commitments, the project never got off the ground.
No word on who Whitaker has in mind for the role of Pryor.