Richard Pryor biopic to be directed by Kenya Barris for MGM
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"Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris will direct an upcoming biopic of legendary comedian Richard Pryor.
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He will also write and produce the project, which will serve as his feature film directorial debut.
The movie, to be distributed by MGM, will follow Pryor's life story as he has become known as one of the most influential comedians in history.
Pryor wrote for and headlined television shows and appeared in films. He was also the first recipient of the Mark Twain Humor Prize, which is awarded annually.
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