Dreamgirls and Kinsey director Bill Condon is trying to get his Richard Pryor biopic (a word which is pronounced BYE-o-pick, not by-OP-ick, you jackasses), Richard Pryor: Is it Something I Said? made at Fox Searchlight. He’s reportedly looking for a budget of about $25 million. The bad news is, Eddie Murphy is attached to star.
Look, I know Eddie Murphy’s been talking about Richard Pryor in his act for 20 years-plus, and his Richard Pryor bit in Raw was pretty good, but he’s been cinematic AIDS for at least five years now. You really want to entrust a picture about someone as legendary as Richard Pryor to the guy who last made Meet Dave, and then pulled a no-show at the premiere? Wow, I sounded pretty earnest for a second there, didn’t I. Hey, so uh, Richard Pryor, that’s pretty much the same is Dick Pryor, isn’t it? Hee hee! Dick prier!