Eddie Murphy is in talks to to play Richard Pryor's father -- former boxer LeRoy "Buck Carter" Pryor -- in Lee Daniels' upcoming biopic of the late comedian.
An instagram post of the two posted on Daniels' page said, "Strap in and brace yourself. They done let me and him out of our cages! #idonteventhinkimreadyforthisone! #excited #proud #OMG
Murphy will star alongside Mike Epps as Pryor, Kate Hudson as Pryor's wife, Jennifer Pryor, and Oprah Winfrey as his grandmother, Marie Carter.
Daniels' untitled Richard Pryor biopic hasn't been given a release date yet.