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Eddie Murphy to star in Richard Pryor biopic

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mizzougrad96, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member


    Count me in...
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Murphy's a far better actor than he gets credit for and his impersonation of Pryor in "Raw" was phenomenal. My only worry is that both Murphy and Pryor are far too well known for one to pull off portraying the other.

    Then again, if Cate Blanchett can pull off Bob Dylan, I suppose anything's possible ...
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I think Murphy wants the Oscar that he should have won a couple years back and sees this as a way to get it.

    I think the only way this doesn't work is if Murphy looks too much like himself. He needs to look exactly like Pryor, so it's Pryor and not "Eddie doing Pryor" which would be a distraction. We know he can do the voice.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Fenian, I'm getting the sense you don't approve of this project.
  6. John

    John Well-Known Member

    If Jim Carrey didn't win the Oscar for playing Andy Kaufman, I doubt Murphy can win for playing Pryor.
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    As long as they cover Pryor's The Toy era, I'm down.

    "U.S.? You ass!"
  8. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    I think Murphy is hilarious but I'm not sure he can pull this off. As somebody said, it will be "Eddie Playing Pryor."
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Was Will Smith busy?
  10. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    As long as Murphy also plays three fat people, I'm down. ::)
  11. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    Eddie hasn't done a good film since 1992, I sure hope this one is different.
  12. What do you he should have won the Oscar for?
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