Mike Epps to play Richard Pryor in Simone biopic
Funnyman Mike Epps has landed the coveted role of tragic comedian Richard Pryor in a new Nina Simone biopic.
Pryor toured with the jazz and blues great in the 1960s.
Avatar star Zoe Saldana will portray Simone in the movie, which starts shooting in Los Angeles later this week (ends19Oct12), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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