Hate It Or Love It?!? Mike Epps To Play Richard Pryor In Upcoming Nina Simone Biopic

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This might get a better reception than Zoe Saldana as Nina.

Mike Epps is set to play comedian Richard Pryor in the new Nina Simone biopic.

The 41-year-old funny man has landed the supporting role of comedian Richard Pryor in the upcoming Nina Simone film. Epps will play the comedian in the early 1960s when he would open the singer’s shows when they were both starting out.

In her autobiography, Nina Simone recalled how she would calm down the comedian when he suffered from his terrible stage fright.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, filming for ‘Nina’ begins this week in Los Angeles with Avatar star Zoe Saldana portraying the iconic jazz singer.

Do you think Mike will be able to fill those huge comedic shoes?

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