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Eddie Murphy to Play Pryor?

That’s right, just keep taking baby steps away from Norbit: Eddie Murphy is now attached to star in a Richard Pryor biopic from writer and director Bill Condon, who previously cut his teeth with true-to-life stories through directing Dreamgirls and Kinsey. The director is shopping the script, titled Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? around to independent studios in Hollywood after the project fell through at The Weinstein Company. Murphy should be a natural fit for the role after impersonating Pryor in his stand-up routines for 20 years.