Posted by: Brooke Lynn Carter | October 8, 2009

Richard Pryor vs. Ray; Marlon Wayans vs. Jamie Foxx?

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Marlon Wayans is set to play the famed comedian Richard Pryor in his upcoming biopic.  The movie is tentatively entitled, Richard Pryor: Is it Something I Said? Souces tells

“Wayans fought for the role, blowing the producers away with a 13- min screen test where he “transforms into Pryor.” The movie depicts Pryor’s controversial brand of comedy and his battle with drugs and is currently budgeted at $20 million. Chris Rock, Pryor’s widow Jennifer Lee Pryor and Mark Gordon are also lined up to produce. Producers are still working out the terms of Wayans’ deal, and other major aspects of the overall project have not been finalized. Sony did not respond to requests for comment”

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