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Lee Daniels says good-bye to directing the Richard Pryor biopic

Just when you thought that long-in-development Richard Pryor might finally be on the path to getting made, another snag has come up throwing it off-track once more.  Director Lee Daniels , who appeared to finally be the filmmaker able to wrangle this film to the big screen for The Weinstein Company, has departed the project, with his busy schedule serving as the scapegoat...
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05.09.2016
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Cool Videos: Superman III goes horror

SUPERMAN III is a scary movie. Come on... the Man of Steel fights himself in a duel to the death. He gets shit-faced and starts turning nasty due to his bender. There's body horror where an older woman becomes a cyborg of sorts. As a little kid, that can be terrifying. But what if, as an adult, SUPERMAN III was able to run a chill down your spine? OnePerfectShot takes...
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11.17.2015
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Tracy Morgan becoming Redd Fox for Lee Daniels' Richard Pryor biopic

It's been a long trip through development in order for a Richard Pryor biopic to get made, but it appears we're closer than ever to it finally happening. Granted, I won't believe it until cameras start rolling, as this project has been on the precipice of being a real thing before only for everything to collapse. However, Lee Daniels is moving ahead with his casting, believing this...
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11.12.2015
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Eddie Murphy lands role in Lee Daniels' Richard Pryor biopic

It was over a year ago when news broke that Lee Daniels was in talks to tackle the story of famed comedian Richard Pryor . One of the names brought up to play Richard Pryor was Eddie Murphy , a move that surprised no one as he had been connected to the role when Bill Condon was on-board to direct. However as we now know, the role ended up going to Mike Epps . Those...
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03.13.2015
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Oprah Winfrey to play Richard Pryor's brothel-running grandmother

Oprah Winfrey has always treated acting as a hobby more than a career, but since the end of her iconic talk show and the formation of her own cable network, Winfrey has found time to stretch her thespian muscles. After a substantial role in Lee Daniels ' drama THE BUTLER and Ava DuVernay's upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr film SELMA, Winfrey is looking to make a very uncharacteristic...
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08.27.2014
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Mike Epps is officially playing Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels' biopic

A few weeks ago we told you that comedian Mike Epps was the frontrunner to take on the role of the legendary comic Richard Pryor . Now after beating out other hopefuls for the role including Eddie Murphy , Chris Rock , Marlon Wayans , and Michael B. Jordan , he has officially been given the role. The movie has been in the works for years but is now finally gaining momentum...
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08.26.2014
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Mike Epps is now frontrunner to star in Lee Daniels' Richard Pryor biopic

Everything that was old is new again as comedian/actor Mike Epps is now the front-runner to play Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels ' biopic of the late stand-up legend. Epps apparently blew producers away during an "explosive" screen test, according to Deadline . Deadline also indicated that actors Nick Cannon , Michael B. Jordan , and Marlon Wayans also screen tested. The role...
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08.11.2014
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The JoBlo Sunday Night Movie Chat: Blazing Saddles

We have been experiencing some small technical problems with the chatroom. You can still access it easily by clicking the picture below and typing in the comment bar this command. /join #moviefancentral Sometimes we just need to laugh. And when I need to laugh, I go immediately to the master himself, Mel Brooks . Now, we have covered a Mel Brooks flick before, but this...
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05.30.2014
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Mel Brooks

Last week, we took a look at the career of Russell Crowe , an actor whose presence or gravitas is unmatched. This week’s subject has his own kind of gravitas, albeit if you compared the two they couldn’t be more different. One thrills us while this week’s guy makes us laugh until it hurts. Mel Brooks     Nobody makes...
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04.14.2014
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Godfather, Godzilla, Jurassic Park

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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04.12.2014
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Lee Daniels in talks for Richard Pryor biopic with Eddie Murphy and Michael B. Jordan among contenders for the lead

Let the onslaught of late comedian biopics continue! THE BUTLER director Lee Daniels is in talks to take on a biopic of late great comedian Richard Pryor with Eddie Murphy , Marlon Wayans , and Michael B. Jordan in contention to take the lead. The film has been in development for years now, with both Murphy and Wayans in the mix from the start. However, with Jordan emerging as...
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01.10.2014
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Cool Videos: David Lynch's video for Nine Inch Nails' "Came Back Haunted" may give you seizures

Ah! My f*cking eyes! Nine Inch Nails front-man Trent Reznor had wanted to work with David Lynch for years before they finally collaborated on the soundtrack for Lynch's 1997 movie LOST HIGHWAY. Since then, NIN has had varying levels of success, gone on hiatus, and is now returning with a new album in the Fall. They just premiered a new song, "Came Back Haunted", which Lynch...
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06.28.2013
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