Iconoclastic actor and comedian Richard Pryor's material, timing and influence are unparalleled, yet comedian Marlon Wayans is hoping to do the late legend justice in a new biopic chronicling the comic's life.

According to Hitfix, the former 'In Living Color' writer and star of 'White Chicks,' 'Little Man' and the 'Scary Movie' franchise is set to star in 'Is It Something I Said,' written and directed by Bill Condon ('Dreamgirls') and produced by Chris Rock and Pryor's widow Jennifer Lee Pryor. Wayans will take over from Eddie Murphy, who was set to play Pryor but recently dropped out over conflicts with the studio.
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