Mike Epps to Play Richard Pryor in Nina Simone Biopic

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Mike Epps will play Richard Pryor in Nina, Cynthia Mort’s Zoe Saldana–starring Nina Simone biopic. Simone helped Pryor build confidence as a performer when the comedian opened for her in the early sixties. This is all well and good, but it does raise the question: Why isn’t anyone working on a Brewster’s Millions remake? Your move, Epps.