Filmmaker Lee Daniels is no longer the director of the upcoming Richard Pryor biopic.
The Empire co-creator and showrunner has been linked to direct the movie since 2014. However, he has since parted ways with studio bosses at The Weinstein Company, according to Deadline.
The site reports the departure was a result of Daniels' busy schedule. In addition to his duties at the hit hip-hop drama, the TV and movie mogul is also busy with a new music drama called Stars, which features Queen Latifah and centres on the rise of an all-female singing group.
Daniels directed the show's pilot and also serves as an executive producer on Stars.
Continue reading: Lee Daniels Departs Richard Pryor Biopic
Mike Epps - Tommy Davidson, Director Deon Taylor, Bryshere Y. Gray, Ebie The Daughter of Eazy-E, Steven Kramer Glickman, Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Red Grant, Big Percy, Omar Bolden of the Broncos, Duke Ihenacho of the Redskins, Ms. Blair and Drake's Father Dennis G at arclight cinemas, le jardin - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 30th March 2016
Mike Epps is thrilled his family can watch him in the TV adaptation of hit show Uncle Buck.
The 45-year-old actor takes on the role made famous by John Candy in the 1989 movie for the ABC series. Mike is most famous for his work in movies such as The Hangover and Fifty Shades of Black, many of which have adult and crude humour.
Uncle Buck is a family show, and Mike admits it will be one of the first projects he has starred in that he can share with his family.
"I’ve been doing R-rated movies my whole career and my grandmother and mother never get a chance to watch me because they’re church people," he said during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday night (30Mar16). "So now they get a chance to watch me do jokes that are clean so I’m happy about that!"
Continue reading: Mike Epps: 'My Family Can Finally Watch Something I've Done!'
Actor and funnyman Mike Epps has jumped to the defence of his Nina co-star Zoe Saldana.
Producers of the Nina Simone biopic have been blasted for casting the Latina beauty as the late jazz and blues great, with critics claiming the actress looks nothing like the African-American singer.
The studio bosses were hammered again when the posters for the new film were released after they featured Saldana wearing a prosthetic nose and skin-darkening makeup.
But Epps, who plays comedian Richard Pryor in the biopic, has urged the critics to hold their tongues until they see the film and witness Zoe's performance.
Continue reading: Mike Epps Defends Nina Co-star Over Casting Controversy
Nick Barrow designs high target crimes for a living, he studies and surveys banks and high value locations and comes up with a plan to carry out successful heists which he then sells to the person willing to pay the most for his scheme.
Nick sells his latest project to the son of a cartel boss called Alejandro. Nick walks through every aspect of how the robbers will infiltrate and escape from the location. Wishing to go ahead with the project, Alejandro and his team carryout a successful heist, that is until the entire team of robbers are all shot dead. Nick finds himself on the wrong side of Alejandro's father and is suddenly thrown into a world he's not used to.
Out for revenge after the death of his son, Viktor Vasquez is out to hunt down the person he sees responsible for his son's death and wishes to put him through the same pain that he's currently going through by killing his daughter, Cate.
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Funnyman Mike Epps Has Filed For Divorce To End His Decade-long Marriage.
The Next Friday star filed papers in Los Angeles on Tuesday (26Jan16), according to TMZ.com.
Epps wed his estranged wife Mechelle in 2005 but the couple separated last summer (15).
According to the paperwork, the comedian is asking for joint custody of the pair's two daughters, Maddie and Mariah, aged eight and 10.
Continue reading: Mike Epps Files For Divorce
Marlon Wayans, the king of parody films has decided to tackle one of biggest films of 2015 with his take on Fifty Shades Of Grey, aptly called Fifty Shades Of Black. The film follows much of the same plot but as you might expect, has some seriously funny additions to the original story which basically makes a (necessary) mock of the blockbuster.
Wayans plays Christian Black, a business tycoon with too much money than sense. The gorgeous Kali Hawk plays the timid and initially reluctant Hannah.
Fifty Shades of Black is directed by Michael Tiddes and will be released in cinemas around the US from January 2016.
Actor Mike Epps Is Nervous About Playing His Comedy Hero Richard Pryor In Lee Daniels' New Biopic, But He's Assuring Fans He Will Put On An Outstanding Performance.
The star signed on to play Pryor last year (14) in the new biopic, which will also feature Kate Hudson as the late comedian's wife.
"I'm very scared," he tells late night host James Corden. "It's a humble scared because he was the greatest to ever do it and I'm really, really nervous, but I think I'm going to serve Richard Pryor some justice. I'm gonna bring the real to it and I'm just happy and blessed to have the opportunity."
Taraji P. Henson and Eddie Murphy will also appear in the film as Pryor's parents, and Oprah Winfrey will play the funnyman's grandmother.
Continue reading: Mike Epps 'Scared' To Play Richard Pryor
A Violent Brawl Broke Out At A Stand-up Gig After Comedian Mike Epps Made Fun Of A Member Of The Audience.
Epps was performing at StandUpLive in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday (11Sep15), and began joking about an attendee over his resemblance to a member of U.S. band Hootie & the Blowfish, according to TMZ.com.
The target of the comedian was not happy and he allegedly confronted Epps, prompting security guards to step in. However, as the man stood up to leave, video footage shows several other members of the audience attacking him.
Police are investigating the incident.
Continue reading: Brawl Breaks Out At Mike Epps Stand-up Gig
Oprah Winfrey Has Reportedly Been Cast To Play Comedy Legend Richard Pryor's 'Grandmother' In A New Biopic.
According to the New York Post, the media queen will portray the brothel madam Marie Carter in director Lee Daniels' new film, in which comic Mike Epps will play the tragic Pryor.
Carter brought the young Pryor up in a whorehouse, where her daughter and the comedian's mother both worked.
Eddie Murphy will portray the funnyman's dad, Leroy 'Buck Carter' Pryor and Kate Hudson is up for the role of Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee.
Continue reading: Oprah Winfrey To Play Brothel Boss In Richard Pryor Biopic - Report
ABC is adding a new show to its roster this year.
It’s TV pickups season is upon us again and ABC is taking a walk down memory lane with a reboot of Uncle Buck. The series will be based on the John Candy 1989 eponymous film. According to TIME, the series was pitched as:
Mike Epps will star in the new comedy.
Continue reading: ABC Renews "Uncle Buck" For Full Sitcom Season
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