Just 4 days ago, Nick Cannon posted the above IG pic that may have led to a hint or two about the mogul playing in a biopic of the late comedian Richard Pryor. TMZ, later released a recent interview where Nick (kind of coy) gave slightly more hints of him possibly landing the role. But Pryor’s kids have mysterioysly appeared, and they’re not too happy about the news.
According to TMZ:
Richard Pryor Jr. and Rain Pryor say the man for the role is Marlon Wayans. They believe Wayans understands their dad’s psyche and can connect with the character in a compelling way.
As for Nick … they just don’t think he has the acting chops to pull off the role. They say “Drumline” doesn’t give him the cred to play Richard.
But the kids have a more fundamental problem with the biopic … they tell us it dishonors their dad because it’s become a vanity project for their stepmom, Jennifer Pryor, who they believe will skew Richard’s life to make her look good.
The kids are also clearly pissed they’ve been cut out of the project.
This may explain why Nick was kind of coy on TMZ Live Wednesday … reluctant to acknowledge if director Lee Daniels has tapped him for the role. It seems he wants his participation to fly under the radar, so the family doesn’t kick up dust and scare the studio.
Nick also posted a fan-made meme via instagram of him and Denzel Washington…
Check out the clip below of his recent interview with TMZ…