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Nick Cannon Convinces Richard Pryor’s Son That He’s Fit For The Role

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Getting approval of a biopic from a late celeb’s family members is not easy (just ask Zendaya), and it looks like Nick Cannon went through the gauntlet as well. After reports said that Nick was chosen to play comedian Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic (he even hinted it to us!), Pryor’s son, Richard Pryor Jr., initially disagreed with the casting choice. But, he reportedly had a change of heart a few days later when he observed Nick’s commitment to the role.

“He did the small thing of using his left hand instead of his right hand,” he said to the Huffington Post, “he picked up smoking to try and emulate my dad, he’s let his hair grow out. He’s looking into who my dad really was, looking into his childhood, who he was raised by and around, and he is interested in talking to me about who my dad was.”

Even this little tidbit of info that Richard Pryor Jr. is giving us makes us excited. Do you think Nick will pull it off?!


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