Eddie Murphy to Portray Richard Pryor's Father in Biopic

In Eddie Murphy's stand-up classic Raw , the comedian reveals "Richard Pryor is the one who made me want to do comedy. With that admiration in mind, Murphy has been cast to play an unexpected role in the upcoming Lee Daniels-directed Pryor biopic: LeRoy "Buck Carter" Pryor, the comedian's abusive father. Entertainment Tonight reports that Murphy has been recruited to portray Pryor's boxer father in the film, which will star fellow comic Mike Epps in the role of the legendary comedian.