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10th Annual American Comedy AwardsSource: Michigan Chronicle

It seems that the family of mega-star actor/comedian Richard Pryor is at odds over who should play the notorious comedian in a biopic that is being worked on.

According to TMZ,  Nick Cannon seems to think he has the role of Pryor locked up for a new biopic … but Pryor’s kids told TMZ that they don’t think he is up to the job. However, they say they know who is. This may explain why Nick was kind of coy on TMZ Live Wednesday. He was reluctant to acknowledge if director Lee Daniels had tapped him for the role of Pryor or not.

It seems like Cannon wants his participation to fly under the radar, so the family doesn’t kick up dust and scare the studio. In an interview with our sister site he talks about a “dream role” coming but doesn’t name Pryor:

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