60+ Black Biopics Still In Limbo

60+ Black Biopics Still In Limbo

from Shadow and Act | Tambay Obenson Updating this list as I do once a year (I forgot to do it last year; so there was a lot to research and catch up on) to keep you all up-to-date on where each project stands going into the new year, including 18 new additions… There...
Richard Pryor Pic Set

Richard Pryor Pic Set

by Mike Fleming Jr. | Deadline Hollywood The Weinstein Company is ready to greenlight its Richard Pryor biopic, and my, have Harvey Weinstein and Lee Daniels put together a terrific cast. The new additions: Oprah Winfrey will play Pryor’s grandmother, who ran a...
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013)

Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013)

Director: Marina Zenovich Writer(s): P.G. Morgan, Chris A. Peterson, Marina Zenovich Starring: Richard Pryor, David Banks, Rona Barrett, David Brinkley, Skip Brittenham, Mel Brooks, Cecil Brown, Johnny Carson, Marie Carter, Dave Chappelle, Chevy Chase, Don Cornelius,...
Notorious (2009)

Notorious (2009)

Director: George Tillman Jr. Writer(s): Reggie Rock Bythewood, Cheo Hodari Coker Starring: Jamal Woolard, Mohamed Dione, Derek Luke, Dennis L.A. White, Marc John Jefferies, Menyone DeVeaux, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Ricky Smith, Amanda Christopher, Angela Bassett,...
Harlem Nights (1989)

Harlem Nights (1989)

Director: Eddie Murphy Writer(s): Eddie Murphy Starring: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello, Michael Lerner, Della Reese, Berlinda Tolbert, Stan Shaw, Jasmine Guy, Vic Polizos, Lela Rochon, David Marciano, Arsenio Hall, Thomas Mikal Ford, Uncle Ray...
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)

Director: Richard Pryor Writer(s): Rocco Urbisci, Paul Mooney, Richard Pryor Starring: Richard Pryor, Debbie Allen, Art Evans, Fay Hauser, Barbara Williams, Carmen McRae, Paula Kelly, Diahnne Abbott, Scoey Mitchell, Billy Eckstine, Tanya Boyd, Wings Hauser, E’Lon Cox,...
The Wiz (1978)

The Wiz (1978)

Director: Sidney Lumet Writer(s): L. Frank Baum, William F. Brown Starring: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Theresa Merritt, Thelma Carpenter, Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Stanley Greene, Clyde J. Barrett, Derrick Bell,...
Blue Collar (1978)

Blue Collar (1978)

Director: Paul Schrader Writer(s): Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader Starring: Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Ed Begley Jr., Harry Bellaver, George Memmoli, Lucy Saroyan, Lane Smith, Cliff De Young, Borah Silver, Chip Fields, Harry Northup, Leonard Gaines,...
Car Wash (1976)

Car Wash (1976)

Director: Michael Schultz Writer(s): Joel Schumacher Starring: Darrow Igus, Otis Day, James Spinks, Antonio Fargas, The Pointer Sisters (Anita Pointer, Bonnie Pointer, June Pointer, Ruth Pointer), Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Clarence Muse, Franklyn Ajaye, Tracy...
Uptown Saturday Night (1974)

Uptown Saturday Night (1974)

Director: Sidney Poitier Writer(s): Richard Wesley Starring: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte, Flip Wilson, Richard Pryor, Calvin Lockhart, Rosalind Cash, Roscoe Lee Browne, Paula Kelly, Lee Chamberlin, Johnny Sekka, Lincoln Kilpatrick, Ketty Lester, Don...
Blazing Saddles (1974)

Blazing Saddles (1974)

Director: Mel Brooks Writer(s): Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Richard Pryor and Alan Uger (screenplay); Andrew Bergman (story) Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, Burton Gilliam, Alex Karras, David Huddleston,...
Hit! (1973)

Hit! (1973)

Director: Sidney J. Furie Writer(s): Alan Trustman, David M. Wolf Starring: Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Paul Hampton, Gwen Welles, Warren J. Kemmerling, Janet Brandt, Sid Melton, Zooey Hall, Todd Martin, Norman Burton, Jenny Astruc, Yves Barsacq, Jean-Claude...
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

Director: Sidney J. Furie Writer(s): Chris Clark, Suzanne De Passe, William Dufty (book), Billie Holiday (book), Terence McCloy Starring: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan, Paul Hampton, Sid Melton, Virginia Capers, Yvonne Fair, Isabel...
Carter’s Army (1970)

Carter’s Army (1970)

Director: George McCowan Writer(s): Aaron Spelling, David Kidd Starring: Stephen Boyd, Robert Hooks, Susan Oliver, Roosevelt Grier, Moses Gunn, Richard Pryor, Glynn Turman, Billy Dee Williams, Paul Stewart, Bobby Johnson, Paul Mooney, Napoleon Whiting Synopsis: A...
Uncle Tom’s Fairy Tales (1969)

Uncle Tom’s Fairy Tales (1969)

Director: Penelope Spheeris Writer(s): Unknown Starring: Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye Synopsis: A comedy about a white man going on trial for raping a black woman. Release Date: Unreleased | Length: Unknown | Genre: Comedy, Drama | Certificate: Unknown Note: Original...

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