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Richard Pryor Jr.

If I Can't Play My Dad ...

Nick Cannon Should

7/17/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Richard Pryor Jr Nick CannonRichard Pryor Jr. has done a 180 and now feels Nick Cannon is the second most qualified guy to play his dad in an upcoming biopic ... second to him.

Pryor Jr. and his sister Rain previously told TMZ ... Cannon didn't have the chops to pull off the role. They thought Marlon Wayans was the right guy.

But Pryor Jr. just told our photog ,,, Cannon's passion for the role changed his mind and he now favors Cannon ... certainly over his step mom's choice, Terrence Howard

Pryor Jr. also says the battle with stepmom Jennifer rages on.

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1.

kewljewl    

Nick cannon is a joke...and not in the Richard Pryor way...but each their own. I won't be watching

36 days ago
2.

notalawyer    

Show me the money ...
and teach how to tie a man's tie properly

36 days ago
3.

Kobe_No_Means_No    

Nick Cannon is just a shorter Swaggy P. Truth.

36 days ago
4.

All-star    

I love you Richard Pryor!

36 days ago
5.

jackmama311    

he was right the first time.

36 days ago
6.

Dee    

The Pryor children need to stay out of this business. Stop living off your father's fame. Nobody is really interested in what you think.

36 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

I hate that Mike Epps is not even being discussed but Nick is a good choice too.

36 days ago
8.

negreat    

It all about the money. Nick Cannon and the movie producers must of showed the Pryor family the money. Cannon is a rascist just like Richard Pyor. Hollywood still make racist films against minorities and whites. So they will make Nick Cannon a star who hates minorities and whites. Nick is no different than Sterling. :(

36 days ago
9.

ms.b    

Richard Pryor was one of the best comedians ever. Nick Cannon is one of the biggest cornballs. This just doesn't mix . Fix it or this will be an giant flop .

35 days ago
10.

_DNP    

How is his son going to play him, when they look nothing alike.

35 days ago
11.

FlamingoNut    

The name Nick Cannon shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence as Richard Pryor, even though I just did that very thing, it's the only acceptable sentence.

35 days ago
12.

Sili'LilSkoolgrl    

They probably can't get Terrence Howard to look at it. He's too fat anyway. Tyey can't pay Marlon Watan what he wants. So now Nick Cannon looks good all of a sudden.

35 days ago
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Jamey Hunter    

Really? They're doing this? What is it another Lifetime made for tv garbage? Doesn't need to be made. Sounds like the family is looking for quick money.

35 days ago
14.

sgtn     

Who cares...is anyone even gonna watch this?

35 days ago
15.

tooshy20    

I want be watching if they choose Nick Cannon he can't act!! Such a cornball!!!

35 days ago
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