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After months of debates and rumors swirling around which actor/comedian would play the legendary Richard Pryor in the long-awaited biopic of his life, Oprah Winfrey finally confirmed who would play the iconic funnyman.

Oprah shared on social media that Mike Epps was indeed the man for the job.

If you remember, a few months back,  Nick Cannon went on a not so subtle campaign to play the legendary comedian, posting this side-by-side photo of the two. He even grew Pryor’s legendary mustache and signature afro.

But it looks like Mrs. O has spoken. She, along with famed director Lee Daniels shared their excitement:

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Do you think Mike Epps is the man for the job?

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