Lee Daniels is back to directing the Richard Pryor biopic with Jay Z set to produce and Mike Epps to star as Richard Pryor.
The Weinstein Company had decided to postpone filming after Lee Daniels, the showrunner of Fox’s hit series ‘Empire,’ left the project when he was unable to fit the movie shoot into his schedule.
Harvey Weinstein announced Thursday at a press conference that the project was back on track.
The movie’s cast had been previously announced with Mike Epps as Richard Pryor, Kate Hudson as Pryor’s wife Jennifer Lee Pryor and Oprah Winfrey as his grandmother.
A start date for filming is now set for early 2017.