Comedian/Actor Mike Epps is set to hit the big screen playing the role of Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic about Nina Simone.

From The Huffington Post

Actor Mike Epps is joining the cast of “Nina,” the Nina Simone biopic written and directed by Cynthia Mort.

Epps will play comedian Richard Pryor, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Pryor opened for Simone during early days of the performer’s respective careers.

The film is being produced by Mark Burton, Barnaby Thompson, Stuart Parr and Ben Latham Jones.

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