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A year ago, the news was that the project had changed hands yet again, as Forest Whitaker took over as producer (this came shortly after the huge success of Fruitvale Station at the Sundance Film Festival last year - a film he produced). Today's news is that Lee Daniels is now in talks to direct the project, adding to his already full slate, assuming a deal is worked out. Also, The Weinstein Company, who produced and distributed Daniels' last film, the blockbuster drama The Butler, have come on board to back this project as well - a Richard Pryor biopic that's been in development forever, most recently, with Marlon Wayans attached to star, »

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