Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Marlon Wayans Auditions For Richard Pryor's Biopic by Lee Daniels


Precious and The Butler director Lee Daniels revealed that he was making a Richard Pryor biopic, he found himself looking to cast a role that many actors would fight tooth and nail for.

Read More: Watch Marlon Wayans' Richard Pryor Audition Tape | http://screencrush.com/marlon-wayans-audition-richard-pryor/?trackback=tsmclip
Precious and The Butler director Lee Daniels revealed that he was making a Richard Pryor biopic, he found himself looking to cast a role that many actors would fight tooth and nail for.

Read More: Watch Marlon Wayans' Richard Pryor Audition Tape | http://screencrush.com/marlon-wayans-audition-richard-pryor/?trackback=tsmcli
recious and The Butler director Lee Daniels revealed that he was making a Richard Pryor biopic, he found himself looking to cast a role that many actors would fight tooth and nail for

Read More: Watch Marlon Wayans' Richard Pryor Audition Tape | http://screencrush.com/marlon-wayans-audition-richard-pryor/?trackback=tsmcli

Watch: Marlon Wayans’ Audition Tape for Richard Pryor Biopic

The newly leaked tape gives a glimpse into what could have been if the comedian had been cast as Richard Pryor.

The Hollywood gossip around town was who will be taking on the role of Richard Pryor in a Lee Daniels-directed biopic —  the Precious (2009) and The Butler (2013) director Lee Daniels revealed that he was making a Richard Pryor biopic, he found himself looking to cast a role that many actors would fightw/ every ounce of acting blood for the once-in-a-lifetime role of the legendary comedian.


In what many thought Marlon Wayans & Nick Cannon were the front-runners but — [SPOILER ALERT: Mike Epps has been chosen] in a recent interview, Richard Pryor’s ex-wife, Jennifer, stated why Epps was chosen.

“I think Mike has a rawness about him that is very similar to Richard’s rawness. You know what I mean? Nick is a delightful person; I think he’s a very nice guy and I think the same of Marlon, but I don’t feel their rawness. That’s not an insult, it’s just a fact. Some people look kind of shattered when they walk into a room, and Mike’s got that vulnerability, and you can identify that. Marlon doesn’t have that; nor does Nick,”
Pryor stated.
 

Wudda-Cudda-Shudda fans now have their chance — a glimpse into whether Marlon Wayans (of the talented comedic-family tree 'Wayans-bloodline' possessed that “rawness” she spoke of in this "exclusive" audition tape that was leaked.

In the underground/industry clip, Wayans touches on Pryor’s drug usage along w/ the relationship w/ his ex-wife. [NOTE: The video also includes Omar Epps as his psychiatrist.] — The Roots

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