Marlon Wayans to Play Richard Pryor in Biopic

Marlon Wayans, that guy from White Chicks and Scary Movie, will be playing Richard Pryor in a biopic produced by Adam Sandler. The Hollywood rumor was that Eddie Murphy would play the part. I’m not sure that Wayans can pull this off. That being said, I certainly think Eddie Murphy would have been a bad idea. After all, when the best comedians of all time are mentioned, Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor are usually on the list together. Wouldn’t it then be a little odd to have Murphy play Pryor? The overlap is just too great. As for Wayans, he is very pleased to have landed the part, saying “I’ve never been more excited in my life.” To get enthused about the film, watch the clip below.