According to Deadline, the Weinstein Company is prepping to give the go-ahead to its long-in-development biopic about comedy king Richard Pryor starring Mike Epps. The cast will apparently also include Oprah Winfrey (as Pryor’s grandmother, who ran a brothel and raised the iconic comic there), Eddie Murphy (as Pryor’s father, Leroy “Buck Carter” Pryor), Kate Hudson (as Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor).
Director Lee Daniels will start production in March, after wrapping up the second season of his hit Fox TV series Empire.
Meanwhile, an episode of Fox’s upcoming new sitcom, The Grinder, will feature Christina Applegate as a former high school honey to the character of Dean, as portrayed by series star Rob Lowe.
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Author Pierre Patrick will be discussing and signing copies of his book, THE DORIS DAY COMPANION at this week’s “Throwback Thursday” event at the Burbank Barnes & Noble. Also appearing, as well as performing, will be actress and singer Judy Lampuu, who served as Doris Day’s personal assistant on The Doris Day Show (CBS, 1968-1973).
Legendary TV and film writer/producer/director Carl Reiner will discuss and sign copies of his new book, WHAT I FORGOT TO REMEMBER on Friday, September 4th at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.
The comedy legend will appear at 6:30 PM, one hour before a special screening of his classic film, Dead Man Don’t Wear Plaid (starring Steve Martin). For more information, click HERE.
The Cinecon Classic Film Festival will host its 51st Labor Day Weekend celebration at the Egyptian Theatre and Lowes Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood from September 3 to the 7th! For more information, click HERE.
It’s interesting to consider how differently things may have turned out for the multi-Oscar and Emmy-award-winning Sally Field’s career had The Girl With Something Extra become a hit TV series?
The opening credits sequence from Perry Mason or Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law? You pick.
Peace to lovers of all things classic.